[Reportbug-maint] Merits of VCS tools and workflows
matrixhasu at gmail.com
Thu Jul 3 14:41:22 UTC 2008
On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 16:33, Ben Finney <ben+debian at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> "Sandro Tosi" <matrixhasu at gmail.com> writes:
>> On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 15:52, Ben Finney <ben+debian at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
>> > I've said several times now that I would welcome *any* modern VCS
>> > that doesn't have the problems of Subversion.
>> and I'm saying that you're not using svn because you already know
>> bzr and you don't want to learn svn, period.
> On what do you base that assertion? I've already told you it's wrong,
> and entirely contradictory with what I have said.
On the fact that you are still NOT using it!
>> > If you are going to wilfully misrepresent my position, this
>> > discussion isn't really going anywhere.
>> Me? I've asked a simple question, and you didn't answer it... what
>> were your negative experiences with svn+branches?
> A merge in Subversion has no automatic conflict resolution. Modern VCS
> tools have this feature.
> A merge in Subversion has no way of knowing whether a change being
> merged in has already been applied. Modern VCS tools will recognise
> already-applied changes without fuss.
> A merge in subversion is *slow*, many times slower than with any
> modern VCS I've used.
> Any operation on branches in Subversion affects the central
> repository, and thus all users of the repository. Modern distributed
> VCSes allow creation of branches that only exist locally, making
> branching and merging cheap, quick, and unobtrusive.
> That's some of the issues; there are others.
> These are facts of my experience with Subversion. Please stop acting
> as though they don't exist.
Now you told them! you never done this before.
Of course all of them are trapped in hell using svn... god only
know how they can only do a simple change without dying...
Maybe because there are different tools for different usages? and
maybe your "workflow" must be changes & adapted case by case?
Sandro Tosi (aka morph, Morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi
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