An Interview with Tom Lord of Arch (O'ReillyNet)
Posted Sep 25, 2004 0:35 UTC (Sat) by zenaan
Parent article: An Interview with Tom Lord of Arch (O'ReillyNet)
I used Bitkeeper for about two weeks, before being told that since I'd said this on the arch list: "I'd cringe if I had to use Bitkeeper" (http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/gnu-arch-users/2004-03/...), and because of my public pro-stance on free software (as they had researched from my homepage - http://www.soulsound.net/), I was on their shitlist and they would not sell me, and therefore the company I currently work for, a license to use Bitkeeper.
Needless to say, I found this a little confronting, took stock of my temporary moral slip in even considering the use of proprietary software (forgive me Free Software gods), and promptly got stuck into arch/tla, which I've now been using for about a month.
In my experience, tla is more flexible - the design really does reach high, although the learning curve (at the moment at least) is a little higher for sure - you really do have to go read the tutorial, wiki, etc. I found the people on the email@example.com mailing list to be very helpful though - even if personal/ power tiffs were going on, those involved never ceased to be supportive in replying to my questions.
Hope that's a useful datapoint,
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