Unable to buy a copy of BK
Posted Sep 27, 2004 3:42 UTC (Mon) by bronson
In reply to: Unable to buy a copy of BK
Parent article: An Interview with Tom Lord of Arch (O'ReillyNet)
1500 corporate Arch users? There just ain't no way, no matter how many wrapper scripts you write. Arch barely scales to 1/10 that many users right now. Watch the Arch mailing list and IRC and notice the number of merge issues that need to be resolved by hand. It seems a small issue, but with 1500 users, this sort of manual labor will bury you.
You'd best give them a year or two to get the speed up and simplify the merging. Otherwise, you're going to have 1500 people using Arch as nothing more than a poor-man's RCS.
If you do manage to use Arch's features with even 200 corporate developers, please write an article about it! That would certainly be a potent milestone.
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