Re: Brendan Cully taking the lead.
Brendan Cully <brendan@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On Thursday, 22 February 2007 at 09:11, Thomas Roessler wrote:
>> Brendan is taking the lead for releasing things and deciding what
>> gets into the repository. I understand he has some plans, including
>> moving the master repository from cvs to mercurial.
> Indeed. I think it offers a number of advantages. Among them:
> . It makes it much easier to do development outside the main tree
> (simply clone and you have full power to commit to your own tree)
> . Atomic commits, renames, etc that any modern VCS should have.
> . Much easier merging. Right now the stable branch basically gets
> abandoned shortly after the dev is opened. Hg makes it much easier
> to keep stable open and bring changes from it into dev.
> . GPG-signed tags in the repository itself.
> I am probably biased, since I do a fair amount of hg hacking, but it
> is certainly an improvement over CVS.
No need for justification - the maintainer doing the work gets to make
the decisions, and Mercurial will certainly ease workflows that are a
headache in CVS.
Personally, I've also come to like SVK to some extent (albeit the
Windows/Cygwin stuff is severely lacking, unfortunately), but in the
light of your involvement, hg seems like the better plan.
> Let's open up a 1.6 thread :)
Gee. This is going on at considerable speed.
Fasten seat belts! 8-)