Google's project hosting service
Posted Aug 14, 2006 19:40 UTC (Mon) by Tet
Parent article: Google's project hosting service
The strange decision here is the use of Subversion. I mean, I can understand
it being an easy stepping stone up from CVS. But Subversion is anything but
state of the art where revision control is concerned, and the decision to
use it for a new project hosting system seems backwards to say the least.
One of the distributed systems (darcs, bzr, monotone, mercurial, etc.)
would have been a much better choice. There is an almost unlimited range
to choose from, in various states ranging from experimental to stable and
ready for production use. But surely one of them could have met
the requirements that Google have, and wouldn't have hit the scalability
problems that they've mentioned with svn.
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