What is the managment overhead of decentrilized version control?

Ben Edwards (lists) lists at videonetwork.org
Wed Jun 21 13:55:34 BST 2006

On Tue, 2006-06-20 at 09:14 -0400, Aaron Bentley wrote:
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> I've put up a document on the wiki that gives a brief overview of the
> various workflows you can use with bzr.  http://bazaar-vcs.org/Workflows
> Ben Edwards (lists) wrote:
> > The subversion method would be people committing there own
> > work and doing the merge themselves.  Although this does mean they need
> > write access to the master repository at least the person doing the
> > merge understands the code.
> Something similar happens with decentralized development; before
> requesting a merge into the mainline, people will merge the mainline
> into their branch and commit.  So they will resolve any conflicts.  So
> it's quite rare for the person merging into the mainline to get conflicts.
> > I am sure there are lots
> > of more general pros/cons threads;).
> Cons?  What cons? :-)

Without any cons bazaar will become tooGoodToBeTreeWare, which is of
coarse a very good reason to avoid it like the plage;).

If you have at leas one small con people are a lot more likely to
believe the pros.


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