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2007.12.16

Torvalds on git

Filed under: Open Source, Revision Control — Tags: , , , , , — Lorenzo E. Danielsson @ 02:26

Yesterday, Henry told me to watch this video where Linus Torvalds gives a tech talk at Google about “his” revision control system, git.

I agree fully with some of Linus’ points. I don’t care much for Subversion either. I also like the idea of distributed revision control. However, I haven’t been able to get into git. Just looking at the tutorials reminds me too much of GNU Arch/tla. I prefer mercurial and bazaar myself.

But to call all Subversion users “stupid and ugly”? Sure it was (partially) a joke, but still. After all, we are talking about somebody who has stated that Theo de Raadt is “difficult”. It’s a bit interesting, Linus and Theo are both good programmers, both are opionated. One of them is worshipped and the other one hated. Oh, well..

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