What is the problem with ports PR reaction delays?

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at gmail.com
Mon Jan 27 02:43:45 UTC 2014


> If aegis is so much better then we should use it.  Or everyone should use
> it... but why isn't everyone using it?

Simple reason Peter Miller (the author of aegis/cook) for whatever reason
*NEVER* tried to market his stuff while GIT made a specific effort of
attempting to get outside users.   Peter (like most FOSS authors) wrote it
first and formost for himself and never say any need for others to use it
per se.   It would take too long to summarize all the differences (I have
already stated the major ones in the thread though).  If your really
interested take a look at the material at aegis.sf.net.

> Can you explain?
> Seriously, if it's so much better then please do tell!

The #1 reason (above all else IMO) is it doesn't rely (directly or
indirectly) on any third party for it's basic operation (which github does
unless the foundation wanted to duplicate which is a waste of time).  The
other main reason it works with existing tools where from what you describe
GitHub requires you install something (by working I mean you can look at
the baseline without any special tools)

Finally since your addicted to newness you will not get the most important
difference aegis has been in production for over 20 years where git hub 5
or 6?
Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer, http://www.PetiteCloud.org

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