[Buildbot-devel] Buildbot is switching to Git, dropping CVS mirror?

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at zmanda.com
Tue Sep 16 22:50:03 UTC 2008

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 5:09 PM, Martin Geisler <mg at daimi.au.dk> wrote:
> Did you not consider Mercurial?
> It is really nice to work with and it has such a simple and flexible way
> to work with changesets. And I think its mental model is just right.
> I've gone from CVS -> SVN -> hg. SVN cut away much of the cruft from
> CVS; Mercurial cuts away even more and I think you end up with a simple
> and beautiful tool.

That's how I feel about git, too -- and I knew that repo.or.cz (and
github, for that matter) makes it really easy for a bunch of folks to

To cut off the VC war before it starts: Brian, Zooko, and I are doing
most of the commits right now, so I think that what's most important
is what we're comfortable with.

It's always going to be a judgement call to pick a VC.  It was pretty
clear to me that darcs wasn't working, Brian had mentioned git, I know
git pretty well, and I feel like git has reached the point where it
will be the next ubiquitous VC system after Subversion, rather than hg
or bz or darcs or anything else.


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