wxruby correction, and a plug for ArX
Posted Dec 2, 2004 20:08 UTC (Thu) by kevinbsmith
Parent article: Looking Past CVS: The Future is Distributed
As the author of the wxruby posting linked from the article, I have to share the bad news that wxruby no longer uses darcs. Not because of any specific problems with darcs, but because of resistance to using an unproven tool (and one that didn't yet work well under MS Windows). The project went back to CVS, although I personally remain committed to distributed version control.
Since then, I have found a few things about darcs that I don't like so much, which has led me to explore other systems. Currently I am experimenting with ArX (http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/arx/), and am optimistic that it will meet my needs. If not, I'll try monotone, or perhaps even codeville. Maybe I'll even end up using darcs again, and that would be ok.
ArX started as a fork of arch/tla, but with the 2.x series it has evolved into something quite different (in a good way). It is very easy to learn and use, and hopefully will be easy to port to MS Windows. If you are evaluating distributed RCS's, it's definitely worth a look.
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