[Numpy-discussion] Moving away from svn ?

Russell E. Owen rowen@cesmail....
Fri Jan 4 13:51:11 CST 2008

In article 
 "David Cournapeau" <cournape@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jan 5, 2008 1:30 AM, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I like Mercurial and use it a lot, but I'm not convinced we have enough
> > developers and code to justify the pain of changing the VCS at this time.
> I don't understand the number of developers argument: on most of the
> projects I am working on, I am the only developer, and I much prefer
> bzr to svn, although for reasons which are not really relevant to a
> project like numpy/scipy.
> > SVN g!enerally works well and has good support on Windows through tortoise.
> That's where I don't agree: I don't think svn works really well. As
> long as you use it as an history backup, it works ok, but that's it.
> The non functional merge makes branching almost useless, reverting
> back in time is extremely cumbersome,

I am a bit puzzled by the vitriol about merging with svn. svn's built in 
merge is a joke but svnmerge.py works reasonably well (especially newer 
versions of svnmerge.py; I use rev 26317 and the version included in the 
current svn 1.4.6 should be even more recent)

I agree that reverting a file to an older versions is clumsy using svn.

-- Russell

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