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Re: Official GCC git repository


On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 02:46:12PM -0400, Daniel Berlin wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 2:17 PM, Joe Buck <Joe.Buck@synopsys.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 02:01:46PM -0400, Paul Koning wrote:
> 
> >
> >  However, if GCC proposes an official switch to a dVCS, RMS will push bzr.
> >  That doesn't mean he gets his way; he wasn't happy with the svn switch
> >  because svn clearly isn't GNU (it's Apache-licensed).
> 
> bzr is simply unusable for a repository the size of gcc (though they
> sometimes claim otherwise).
> It couldn't even convert the gcc repository from scratch last time i
> tried it, and what it left me with (30k revisions) took *forever* to
> perform any operation on (IE literally hours to run log commands).

Thanks for the data; that will be a good answer for RMS if he asks us
to switch to it.

> They could have made massive strides since then (this was a little
> over a year ago), but I wouldn't trust anything with that large of a
> scaling issue to have solved it in such a short time.

It might be interesting to repeat the experiment, but what we have with
subversion isn't broken, so there's no need to fix it.


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