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Entries published on February 2, 2010

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On branching

Back in 2008 I posted some rambling thoughts on distributed version-control systems, largely in response to the huge amount of hype surrounding such tools (particularly git). Then at PyCon last year, amid even more hype as it was announced that Python will switch from Subversion to a distributed tool, I gave a lightning talk reflecting on what I’d picked up and seen during the intervening eight months.

It’s now been a year and a half since that original blog post; in that time I’ve switched all of my personal projects from using Subversion and Google Code Hosting to using Mercurial and Bitbucket, and I’ve started using Mercurial to interact with other projects — Django and things I deal with at work — which still use Subversion (or, in one case, git). I’m pretty happy overall: Mercurial’s simple and straightforward, has good merging for when I need it and decent enough …

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