Moving Away From CVS: A Vote
after.fallout at gmail.com
Sat Sep 5 22:43:22 UTC 2009
Max Kanat-Alexander wrote:
> Anybody who is currently contributing to the Bugzilla Project or
> interacting with our CVS is eligible to vote. (If you are not a
> current contributor, please state your interest when voting.)
Not a contributor currently so my vote doesn't really count but I would
There is significant fear that bazaar will break compatibility in
upgrades (it has already done so before). As someone who only rarely
updates Bugzilla and even far more rarely updates underlying system
infrastructure (at that level bureaucracy is simply to much in the way)
what guarantees do I have that "bzr up" will continue to work a year
from now the next time I update Bugzilla?
Any other reasons I have for wanting Mercurial are not things this
community should care about (I have infrastructure and tooling support
built up for Mercurial but not Bzr; I am active in the Mercurial dev
Your FUD about Bzr being superior is BS:
* Comparing the interface is merely subjective. I very much like the Hg
interface better for one.
* Bzr has a new release every month because it finds major deficiencies
every month. It also doesn't have minor releases and every single
release has had breaking changes. In a corporate environment there is no
reasonable suggestion for bzr to remain in any state of stability if you
are interacting with repositories in external environments.
* While this is true, it is also pointless. I have yet to see any reason
why you might need to track empty directories which couldn't be
accomplished by tracking an empty file in a directory.
* The mercurial commands are not significantly different than CVS or SVN.
As far as superiority: last I checked over 90% of the commits to Bzr
were from 2 or 3 people employed by Canonical. There literally was not a
Regardless, all I really want is for our benevolent dictator for the
time being to decide and make the move (and to see a testopia repository
that keeps up to date with the changes as they happen).
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