GNOME hacker Elijah Newren has put up a survey of recent developments in version control systems
. "I have often found it somewhat strange that mercurial doesnt have more active vocal proponents. Usually one hears from the git or bzr proponents, but not so much from mercurial. Yet it has always had many of the advantages of both (and, in some ways seems to have the most svn-like UI, and would seem a more natural transition for svn converts). I guess its a case where having most of the advantages or capabilities of other systems (even multiple other systems) yet not clearly standing out in one particular area will rob you of the active advocates that you could otherwise have.
On a related note, it appears that Emacs will be moving to Bzr, not for a specific technical reason, but because Bzr is becoming a GNU project.
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