[OT] Q: what would you choose for a VCS today
ady at freebsd.ady.ro
Fri Feb 1 14:35:00 PST 2008
On Jan 31, 2008 6:02 PM, Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Jan 2008 08:45:55 +0200 "Adrian Penisoara" <ady at freebsd.ady.ro>
> > Side-topic, if you bear with me: if you were to choose again what to
> > as source revision control system (VCS) from today's offerings, what
> > you choose to maintain FreeBSD's sources or a side-off project tracking
> > FreeBSD as base that would allow better teams cooperation and easy code
> > merging between projects/branches ?
> Pretty much any post-CVS VCS will do that. But if you want a good
> merge facility, Perforce's are - well, after getting used to them,
> everything else feels like throwing your code against the wall and
> hoping the right parts stick. I talked to one of the git developers
> about a year ago, and they were thinking about adding a guided merge
> inspired by what Perforce does.
I do trust you on Perforce being a strong contender for the job, but,
unfortunately, looking at their licensing terms for OSS projects I do get
some second thoughts. Perhaps that's why FreeBSD did not migrate mainstream
sources over to P4 yet ;)...
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