Disappointing article by LWN standards
Posted Dec 2, 2004 4:32 UTC (Thu) by louie
Parent article: Looking Past CVS: The Future is Distributed
This is, frankly, the least meaty article I've ever read on LWN. There would be real value in a 'Grumpy Editor' style revision control article, which is what I expected here, but it just came across as a poorly researched, poorly written opinion piece. The blog post by Colin Walters linked in the article ('The State Of Free Software Revision Control') is briefer and yet more informative on the big picture of revision control in general, and his 'The Future is Distributed' (also linked) is again more concise and yet more explanatory on the subject of distributed repositories and why that is so important. Go read those if you want to have a good grip on the state of things.
[Havoc Pennington also has some interesting thoughts on the subject, well worth reading if you're interested in the bigger revision control picture and some interesting thinking about 'where next.']
[Oh, and someone drew up a great chart comparing features of the big systems, but I can't seem to find it right now.]
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