Subversion considers its future
Posted May 9, 2008 13:38 UTC (Fri) by wookey
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I was a heavy and enthusiastic SVN user and it took me about a couple of hours (well, perhaps a day) to learn to use Git as a 100% SVN replacement. Everything beyond that was just a bonus.
Mikov, you must be much cleverer than me and my fellow (corporate) developers. I've now been to 3 talks on using git, as it is obviously cool, but I still don't 'get' it. SVN I do get, at least enough to use it for our work. I don't think I'm particularly stupid so I suspect this situation is common. My compatriot Nick went to the same James Bottomley talk at Linuxconf 2007 and he came out equally nonplussed.
We find SVN does a great job and will be used for the forseeable future (I spend my time trying to stop people piling _everything_, no matter how innapropriate, in, and re-arranging stuff which has 27 slightly-different versions in different dirs because people have failed to grasp what it is that a VCS does). I'm not sure we are ready for anything cleverer.
We might use a DVCS if we could see any major advantage in doing so, and I know I'd like to understand git because I suspect it makes pushing kernel patches upstream much easier, but like I said, so far I don't get it well enough to understand exactly what it might gain us, nor to actually use it for anything. And changing any infrastructure involves significant pain so there has to be sufficient incentive...
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