[BangPypers] Joel post on DVCS (probably his last one)

Shashwat Anand anand.shashwat at gmail.com
Fri Mar 19 12:04:43 CET 2010


In what might be his last Joel on Software post (for awhile, at least)
http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2010/03/17.html

Summary:
Early 2009: Joel disses DVCSes. His programmers switch from subversion to
hg. Joel grumbles. His programmers develop an hg-related product. Joel takes
a better look.

Joel sees the light: Subversion controls versions, hg controls changes; this
make merging much easier.
Joel flips (his opinion): Switch now!

Joel write hg tutorial: http://hginit.com/
It starts with "Subversion Re-education" for existing version-oriented
system users and continue with "Ground up Mercurial" where new vcs users can
start. It has several simple examples.

Having gotten that far, I think this might be worth referencing in new dev
docs.

As quoted by 'Terry Jan Reedy' in python-dev mailing list


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