When do we get good articles on SCM - this ain't one
Posted Dec 5, 2004 18:57 UTC (Sun) by jschrod
Parent article: Looking Past CVS: The Future is Distributed
The author was also not able to present arguments for and against distributed SCM systems; respectively didn't describe situations (a.k.a. use cases) where patchset-centric approaches are sensible and where they aren't. Not to mention the kind of development processes that influence the choice of SCM processes and associated tools. The world ain't black and white, folks. I'm using patchsets (formerly named changesets) since Aide de Campe, and I'm using version-oriented tools also since RCS came out. Both have their place.
The author came around as a fanboy who wanted to sprout about shining new tools that he discovered. This is a bad article by LWN standards; we had already several articles on SCMs in the past, no new information was brought forward, no new insight.
Btw, a nice reading list about SCM, although not updated for some time, was collected by Brad Appleton, at http://www.cmcrossroads.com/bradapp/acme/scm-readings.html
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