[LLVMdev] Open Source Contributions

Vladimir Prus ghost at cs.msu.su
Thu May 6 00:40:02 PDT 2004

Oscar Fuentes wrote:
> Vladimir Prus <ghost at cs.msu.su> writes:
> > Why do you really need distributed development? The possible problems
> > with centralized development are
> > 1. The server might be often down.
> > 2. There's too much number of active branches, so nobody understand
> > what's going on.
> > 3. You can't commit while you're on a plane.
> Replace 3 with "You have no permanent internet connection, 

Ok, I guess I'm spoiled by broadband internet ;-) 

> or you are 
> behind a firewall, so you can not access the server at all (no diffs,
> no logs, nothing)".

Since Subversion uses standard HTTP port, this should be less of a problem.

> OTOH, Subversion is just a sane CVS. No distributed repositories.

FWIW, there's subversion-based tool called SVK (http://svk.elixus.org/), which 
is advertised to be distributed, but I never used it, so can't realy comment 
on its merits.

- Volodya

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