Shane Holloway (IEEE)
shane.holloway at ieee.org
Mon Apr 11 20:02:09 BST 2005
Just wanted to say a quick hello to the Bazaar-NG folks.
First I'd like give you kudos about choosing python to develop in! I
think it is a much more sane choice than C for actually making progress
toward a usable revisioning system that is maintainable. :) But then
again, I'm a corrupt pythonista. ;) (Great argument showing that most
revisioning systems are IO/Network bound, btw.)
As for me, I'm currently a subversion user mainly because of their
awesome documentation and portability. I don't really like the
dependencies of building the system, and I have no desire to hack on the
project. I love the O(1) branches and being able to muck around with
subdirectories without the entire repository. I also like how easy it
is to use.
However, I don't like not having a local repository for tracking small,
rapid changes I make in experimentation. Or for disconnected
operations. It begins to feel like free-climbing 15 meters above your
last pin when you are at a customer site making lots of customizations.
And it sure would be nice to be able to make little repositories
between two (or more) developers for conferences, prototyping
jam-sessions, and the like. ;)
I'm very encouraged by finding Bazaar-NG. For one, in a language I
think is a good choice for developing tools in. For another, it is
distributed and based on much newer ideas than SVN/CVS. Finally, because
the project is in the initial stages and budding -- it is something I
might even feel like hacking on!
Oh, and Hello! ;)
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