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

From: Arthur Barstow <Art.Barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 13:50:20 -0500
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> From: ext Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
> Date: December 9, 2009 1:10:33 PM EST
> Subject: Re: [admin] Decentralized versioning system at W3C; Git  
> vs. Mercurial
>
> We were recently making this exact decision at mozilla not to long
> ago. Deciding between git and mercurial for the firefox source code
> repository.
>
> In the end we decided to use mercurial, mostly because the level of
> support for git on windows was not good enough. I do not know if this
> has changed since then or not.
>
> After having used mercurial for a while now I do know that I often
> find myself having the following conversation:
>
> me: Arg, it's so frustrating that mercurial doesn't do X
> Person B: Agreed. Git can do X
>
> Granted, it's entirely possible that if we were using git the
> conversation would be reversed. But the discussion wasn't really
> relevant once we realized that windows support was so lacking.
>
> / Jonas
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