[e-lang] Revision control for E
marcs at skyhunter.com
Wed May 10 14:26:16 EDT 2006
If Monotone uses certificates in any fashion remotely similar to the
traditional way certificates are used to make life difficult, let us
please reject it immediately.
Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
> Hi -
> If you are considering revision control systems for E, I would point you
> at two in particular: Monotone and Mercurial.
> Both of these systems are decentralised, and each is considerably more
> capable than either CVS (which nobody should use today) or Subversion.
> Monotone has many of the same interesting properties as E with regard to
> rethinking how distributed work should be done. It has a novel concept
> of branch management, and uses keys and certificates extensively to
> manage workflow.
> Mercurial combines simplicity of concept and UI with very high
> performance. It's also easier to host and poke through firewalls than
> Monotone (which requires a dedicated server to speak its netsync
> protocol on a port that firewalls block), and has seen quite a bit of
> uptake recently, with projects like Xen and OpenSolaris choosing it.
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