Fwd: Decentralized versioning system at W3C

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> Resent-From: w3c-tools@w3.org
> From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
> Date: December 9, 2009 09:37:45 GMT+01:00
> To: w3c-tools <w3c-tools@w3.org>, chairs@w3.org
> Subject: Decentralized versioning system at W3C
> archived-at: <http://www.w3.org/mid/1260347865.3355.979.camel@localhost>
> Hi,
> 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 [1]; 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
> platforms.
> 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), but can also be sent to
> w3c-tools@w3.org (resp. w3t-sys@w3.org)  for those that would rather
> keep their feedback Member-only (resp. Team-only). 
> Thanks!
> for the Systeam, 
> Dom
> 1. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-tools/2009JanMar/0002.html

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/

Received on Wednesday, 9 December 2009 08:49:42 UTC