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ACTION-2: Come back with realistic timeframe to move away from CVS and to a w3c Mercurial system

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 16:49:57 -0500
To: public-html-testsuite@w3.org
Message-Id: <1261086597.4159.17.camel@chacal>
Related to this topic, the W3C system team opened a survey on the topic
of git vs mercurial:

We’ve heard from several groups and individuals that they would like W3C
to host a public decentralized versioning repository for W3C-related
work items, such as editors drafts, test suites, tools and software.

The goal of such a repository would be to host the reference versions of
these items, while allowing as many people as possible to modify,
branch, patch the content of the repository, without the hurdles that
CVS creates for this kind of cooperation.

The systems team had started to provide an experimental Git service
early this year; as we are looking into expanding that experiment,
we are hitting the question that many others have encountered in that
process: which decentralized versioning system to choose?

The main two contenders seems to be Git and Mercurial; Git seems to a
growing number of tools, and more advanced features; Mercurial seems to
be easier to use, and possibly easier to set up on a larger number of

We’re interested to hear feedback on this question, in particular in the
form of sharing experience of using them (inside or outside of the W3C
community), and pros and cons of both systems.

Feel free to forward this request for feedback to your groups and other
interested parties; feedback should be sent preferably to
public-qa-dev@w3.org (a public mailing list) [...]

Received on Thursday, 17 December 2009 21:50:04 UTC

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