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SubjectRe: A modest proposal -- We need a patch penguin
On Tue, Jan 29, 2002 at 11:48:05PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> One thing intrigued me in this thread - which was not the discussion
> itself, but the fact that Rik is using bitkeeper.
>
> How many other people are actually using bitkeeper already for the kernel?
> I know the ppc guys have, for a long time, but who else is? bk, unlike
> CVS, should at least be _able_ to handle a "network of people" kind of
> approach.

I'm one of the ppc people so I don't really count, but...

I've used bitkeeper for the kernel for a year now.

One of the issues in the "network of people" approach is how much time
and effort it takes to maintain a separate tree while waiting for
changes to be merged into the main tree. Bitkeeper really helps here.
I've been maintaining a tree with significant differences from the
mainline linuxppc tree, and I can pull and merge new changes without
hand-editing a file 99% of the time. Maintaining my own tree is now a
minor annoyance, instead of a major pain.

-VAL
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