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Fwd: [admin] Decentralized versioning system at W3C; Git vs. Mercurial

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2009 19:49:46 +0100
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> > From: ext Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
> > Date: December 9, 2009 1:28:57 PM EST
> > Subject: Re: [admin] Decentralized versioning system at W3C; Git  
> > vs. Mercurial
> >
> > Examples of X has been:
> >
> > * Support for moving files as well as binary changes in the patch  
> > format.
> > * Support for using the parent revision of a given revision without
> > looking it up manually (The '^' syntax)
> > * Support for rebasing a changeset or set of changesets
> >
> > These are all fixable using extensions to mercurial
> >
> > * Support for patch queues
> >
> > This is sort of available in mercurial using extensions. However the
> > support is very clunky. For example it doesn't use merge tools which
> > is sort of a big deal.
> >
> > Unfortunately I can't off the top of my head remember anything that
> > isn't available at all in mercurial. Mostly because i've pushed such
> > things out of my brain since it's not available to me anyway.
> >
> > / Jonas
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