Since LWN's look at git
published, development has continued at a rapid pace. A number of features
and capabilities have been added to the system. Look for an updated
article at some future point when things stabilize somewhat.
A mailing list has been set up to take discussion of git off linux-kernel.
The list is called "git," and it is hosted on vger.kernel.org; sending a
message containing "subscribe git" to
email@example.com will get you onto the list. As of this
writing, the traffic is not small.
A couple of quotes from that list, that didn't quite make the "quotes of
Trust me, not needing locking is a huge boon. I don't think people realize
just how much thought I've put into my database selection and what the
It's perfect, I tell you.
-- Linus Torvalds
Sooner or later we'll find a flaw in it. Really! I mean, you've started
this OS thing 10+ years ago and we are still busy fixing it! ;)
-- Ingo Molnar
Linus has an experimental kernel repository on kernel.org, and has
committed Andrew Morton's initial 200-patch bomb to it. It's in:
for those who are
interested. Commits to this repository are also being broadcast to the
same "commits" list that tracked the BitKeeper repository. Here's an example patch for those interested in what
a git commit looks like, or in the ioread/iowrite API change that your
editor has not yet managed to cover on this page.
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