[FoRK] Anyone here use subversion?

Lucas Gonze lucas.gonze at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 15:54:59 PDT 2011


github is incredibly dominant. It is part of the fabric of developer
culture these days.

Does Linus have equity in it?

On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 3:46 PM, John D. Mitchell <jdmitchell at gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Aug 26, 2011, at 15:11 , Lucas Gonze wrote:
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>> I propose that git has crushed all other source code control systems before it.
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> Naw. It's just the big popular kid on the block. It's real legacy is actually going to be Github.
>
>> After an amazingly short reign for svn, considering how long cvs owned
>> the crown. It's like svn opened the floodgates of creativity and
>> inspired git, then was swept away by its protege.
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> svn was always a pathetic abortion of an improvement over CVS. :-)
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> For teams moving to a DVCS from svn/cvs, Mercurial is a much better choice.
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> The distributed trend was started well before svn but it was all disjointed and mostly hacks done inside various companies. BitKeeper was a much bigger issue in "inspiring" Linus to create Git.
>
> Have fun,
> John
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