[Python-Dev] Fwd: PEP: Migrating the Python CVS to Subversion

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Aug 14 23:58:46 CEST 2005

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> Here's another POV.

I think I agree with Daniel's view, in particular wrt. to performance.
Whatever the replacement tool, it should perform as well or better
than CVS currently does; it also shouldn't perform much worse than

I've been using git (or, rather, cogito) to keep up-to-date with the
Linux kernel. While performance of git is really good, storage
requirements are *quite* high, and initial "checkout" takes a long
time - even though the Linux kernel repository stores virtual no
history (there was a strict cut when converting the bitkeeper HEAD).
So these distributed tools would cause quite some disk consumption
on client machines. bazaar-ng apparently supports only-remote
repositories as well, so that might be no concern.


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