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Re: Moving to an alternate VCS


On Wed, 2005-02-09 at 10:15 +1100, Ben Elliston wrote:
> Daniel Berlin <dberlin@dberlin.org> writes:
> 
> > > So would you say that the principal reason you want to move is because
> > > tagging is slow?  There are many reasons to switch, and I just want to
> > > make sure that I understand what is driving this.
> 
> > 1. tagging is slow
> > 2. branching gets slow (IE checkouts from  branches) for long lived
> > branches, 
> > 3. merging into branches is more of a pain in the ass than it should be
> > (we should simply be able to say "bring in changes between global
> > revision number x and global revision number y, into this tree, instead
> > of trying to specify it on a per-file basis)
> > 4, Everything else is more or less sugar (the fact that it allows
> > offline diffs, etc)
> 
> 0. changesets (definitely not sugar!)
> 
> This would be most beneficial aspect of a more modern VCS (to my
> mind).  It makes automated regression searching so much simpler, for
> instance.
> 
> Ben

Yes, i forgot about that, i apologize.
Pinning down a regression based on a global revision number is much
easier than trying to do it by date and then guessing at a commit from
around that time.



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