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Bzr uniqueness + Git

August 2, 2009 Leave a comment

The unique thing about Bzr (compared with say Mercurial) seems to be that the community has developed tools for some common workflows.

I’m still using Mercurial for my personal files at home. Since I use Linux as my primary development platform, Git is getting the upper hand for me. I’ll have to give hg2git a try (this will give me the opportunity to finally prune my /Photos directory). The git-svn support is useful when clients are using SVN and you want to work from your laptop. Also the GitHub is pretty cool. I’ve only played around with it but it has paid accounts that could be used for off-site backup and for possibly for source code delivery to clients. I hear that Git works great on Mac but last I heard the support on Windows was still lacking. Git works in cygwin with a native port on the way. I haven’t used Windows for development for a while but always used to install cygwin when I did. However, that’s not necessarily a great solution for regular Windows/.NET guys. If I was doing a .NET project, I’d probably stick with Subversion – git-svn is always there for disconnected development.

I wonder if there are bzr style workflow solutions for Git…

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DSCM: Mercurial or Bazaar?

June 11, 2007 4 comments

I just recently switched over to using Mercurial for all SCM needs. I figured that the Mercurial team had solved the rename problem by now. However, I just noticed Mark Shuttleworth’s entry on the topic. It seems Bazaar could still be in the running as the DSCM of choice. However with Sun choosing it for OpenSolaris and now OpenJDK it kinda becomes inevitable for Java developer to go with Mercurial. After all, Mercurial has Eclipse and Netbeans plugins. But then again, I love to restructure my tree… Then again I don’t merge with anyone right now ;).

Why MoinMoin chose Mercurial

Why OpenSolaris chose Mercurial (GIT and Bazaar being the other finalists)

Why Mozilla chose Mercurial – Bazaar and Mercurial were the final 2

On the whole, it seems that GIT lacks the win32 support and is a bit weird in that it doesn’t explicit track renames and guesses about them. Bazaar has some performance issues but otherwise is a good candidate. Mercurial does copy+delete renames but otherwise has great performance, portability and usability.

I’m happy with my choice of Mercurial but Bazaar will be the one to watch as they work towards 1.0 focusing on performance and documentation improvements.

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