[Python-Dev] Source control tools

Oleg Broytmann phd at mail2.phd.pp.ru
Tue Jun 13 00:19:46 CEST 2006

On Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at 11:31:14PM +0200, Thomas Wouters wrote:
> First of all, changing SCM means changing how everyone works.

   Distributed branches is not the only requirement. There are also:

-- subtree authorization (different access rights in different parts of the
   tree); in distributed SCMs this is solved by policies, not by tools, as
   far as I understand;
-- web-based access (ViewCV or like);
-- tracker integration (like Subversion with Trac);
-- mail notification.

   Slightly offtopic: I am working for a company where developers work in
different OS (Linux, w32, FreeBSD) and speak different languages (Russian,
Latvian and English). Two features I really love in Subversion:
svn:mime-type and svn:eol-style. The former allows to set character
encoding for a file (useful for web-based access); the latter allow SVN to
automatically convert line endings between different OSes, but it also
allow to set a fixed line ending style for specific files. I don't know
another SCM that supports such useful features.

     Oleg Broytmann            http://phd.pp.ru/            phd at phd.pp.ru
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