We looked at Monotone last year
Posted Apr 6, 2005 22:13 UTC (Wed) by emk
In reply to: Linus on the BK withdrawal
Parent article: Linus on the BK withdrawal
Monotone has an clever, completely decentralized repository model. This makes it easier to handle large numbers of branches and forks. Plus, Monotone scales relatively well, which isn't always true of products like GNU Arch.
(Subversion scales quite well, except for the networking protocol, which is substantially inferior to CVS for initial checkouts and exports. Fortunately, Subversion doesn't do much networking for updates or commits, so it scales well for common operations.)
Monotone is also written in an usually clean C++ style, which makes it easy to improve.
I evaluated many open source version control tools last year, and I was impressed by Monotone. It's not quite ready for prime time, but it's getting there.
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