[asterisk-dev] Unstable releases lately

Tzafrir Cohen tzafrir.cohen at xorcom.com
Wed Jan 16 03:27:20 CST 2008

On Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 09:55:01AM +0200, Paul Hewlett wrote:
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> Tzafrir Cohen wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 15, 2008 at 10:27:51AM -0600, John Lange wrote:
> >> On Tue, 2008-01-15 at 09:45 -0600, Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> > Subversion has indeed some intersting capabilities for branching and
> > such. But for the purpose of "building from source" all you really need
> > to know is:
> > 
> >   svn checkout
> >   svn update
> > 
> > You messed something? You delete it, and update again. You messed
> > something big? delete and checkout all over again. Or move aside and
> > checkout all over again. No need to keep 10 different snapshot tarballs
> > around.
> > 
> Has anyone considered using Bazaar from Canonical ?

Or git? Or mercurial? Or darcs?

> It is like subversion but distributed i.e. you can do commits etc
> without needing the central server. Of course you can still have a
> central server....

Generally distributed version control systems are even more complicated
than centralized control systems such as Subversion.

They have very cool features for *developers*. The ones that are not
afraid of using Subversion in the first place. But as for easy of use
for the simple "grab the latest copy" usage pattern - they only make
life more complicated, in the worse case. For instance, there is no
simple and short revision number (because there's no One Repository tht
sets revision numbers at commit time for everybody).

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