[cairo] Plans (and motivation) for moving cairo from CVS to git

mental at rydia.net mental at rydia.net
Tue Feb 7 15:15:11 PST 2006

Quoting Vladimir Vukicevic <vladimirv at gmail.com>:

> If there's a wholesale switch that's going to happen, subversion
> doesn't really seem a good candidate -- it's great as an
> incremental upgrade to cvs, but feature and usability-wise,
> monotone/git/etc. all seem like better choices for projects that
> can switch over fully to something new.

In my experience, subversion _with svk_ has pretty much the same set
of capabilities as monotone/git, but svk is much slower and has a
significantly more elaborate design.

svk also has a tendency to trick newbies into blowing out their
/home quota since it keeps all your repository mirrors in
~/.svk/local by default.  The git/monotone approach makes it much
easier to control where your repository data goes.

Having used both, these days I'll use svk for projects where I'm
stuck with Subversion, but otherwise I use git whenever possible.


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