10/6/2010 5:38:27 PM #
Thanks for the shout-out!
10/6/2010 6:15:11 PM #
Your Pagekeeper link is mis-spelled, by the way. And there is nothing new under the sun - I have a 50-year-old bookmark which operates on exactly the same principle; there is a picture of a similar one at http://preview.tinyurl.com/24lca8o
10/6/2010 6:27:54 PM #
Link fixed, thanks.
10/6/2010 10:30:32 PM #
Nick, I believe you've read Joel's take on Distributed Version Control: www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2010/03/17.html
and his Mercurial tutorial:
10/7/2010 2:45:12 AM #
Lots of interesting things are going to happen to Subversion.
You can check http://subversion.wandisco.com
10/7/2010 12:58:48 PM #
You can try this : http://bitbucket.org/
Bitbucket is a free code hosting site for the popular Mercurial distributed version control system (DVCS) with over 60,000 users.
We're happy to announce that Bitbucket has been acquired by Atlassian.
10/7/2010 5:53:08 PM #
I've been testing out both Mercurial and Git for a couple of small Delphi related open source projects I'm working on. One of them is hosted on google code (using Mercurial), and the other is on github. Part of the exercise is to evaluate them for the project I'm currently working on (which has teams in several states).
So far, I'd say git support on Windows isn't great. It works, but if your programmers don't have experience with a unix shell, they'll probably struggle. Mercurial is definitely ahead there.
But strangely, I found it easier to talk to github through our authenticated proxy. I gave up on getting Mercurial to do that, but the mysysgit implementation actually made it easier for me.
10/8/2010 2:32:24 PM #
Converting my Subversion repositories to Mercurial is a possibility. Mercurial is addressing a need. I will wait to see what the Subversion guys have for 1.7. I don't see why a Mercurial-like operating mode in Subversion wouldn't be possible.
10/14/2010 8:33:51 PM #
Mercurial is great. Beware the temptation to convert a large subversion repository hosting multiple projects to a single mercurial repository. The entire concept of what should be in a repository is different. Mercurial projects containing everything you need to build one major app, or a group of apps that share mostly the same source code, or which all need to be checked out together should be a repository.
A mercurial repository can be grabbed in whole (entire!) only, and you can not "check out" part of a repository. People who are used to "views" in perforce, and "partial checkouts of one or several folders" from a subversion repository will not find the same feature in Mercurial.
Also, beware that conversion is better than a massive commit that inorganically adds 10,000 files in a single commit, while building your repositories. Do small checkins even when doing your initial checkin, or you will regret it later.
Read up on mercurial at www.hginit.com before you switch. I love using Delphi with Mercurial. It beats everything else out there.
10/6/2010 9:49:36 PM #
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