VCS comparison table

Erik Bågfors zindar at
Sat Oct 21 17:35:18 BST 2006

On 10/21/06, Sean <seanlkml at> wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Oct 2006 18:19:54 +0200
> "Erik Bågfors" <zindar at> wrote:
> > This is just plain wrong.
> >
> > bzr is a fully decentralized VCS. I've read this thread for quite some
> > time now and I really cannot understand why people come to this
> > conclusion.
> >
> > However, if you do want to work centralized, bzr has commands that
> > fits that workflow really good.
> Have you been reading this thread at all?


> Even the bzr people have now
> stated rather firmly that the revno scheme doesn't work very well in
> a number of situations.  Numerous examples have been given where the
> revno will be useless, or worse misleading when bzr is used without
> a central server.  The answer from the bzr folks has been then don't
> use the revno in those situations.  However, it's quite clear from the
> bzr UI that there is a _bias_ towards using revno's.
> So yes, clearly you can use bzr without a central server; but it's just
> as clearly biased against such usage.

So... I do agree that revnos might not fit perfectly in at all times.
But that they automatically mean that bzr is not a decentralized VCS,
I strongly disagree with.  They are just one part of the equation.

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