[Chicago] DVCS Workflows?

Martin Maney maney at two14.net
Wed Nov 19 19:15:44 CET 2008

On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 07:46:04AM -0600, Carl Karsten wrote: too bad

> in the words of Evan Henshaw Plath, Git has “made forking projects
> manageable”

Git (or, very likely, any of several other dvcses) makes
single-developer projects much more pleasant, IME&O.  Subversion makes
you think branching has to be painful, but it's wrong.  <wink>

> GitHub have been able to easily layer social networking on top to track
> connections between contributors.

Github has its points, but it totally ignores anything that isn't just
another file checked in to a git repository.  The "social aspects"
seems mostly hype to me, but maybe I'm missing something - seems to be
nothing much more than displaying what [github only?] repo is your
"origin" or upstream.

Oh, there's a wikilike thing, but the one time I tried using it it
didn't seem to ever recognize changes, at least not in the alleged
preview.  Maybe it's a non-wiki wikilike thing that I just don't
understand how to stroke.  <shrug>

Microsoft, which used to say all the time that the software business
was ruthlessly competitive, is now matched against a competitor whose
model of production and distribution is so much better that Microsoft
stands no chance of prevailing in the long run. They're simply trying
to scare people out of dealing with a competitor they can't buy,
can't intimidate and can't stop. -- Eben Moglen

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