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SubjectRe: [BK] upgrade will be needed
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On Wed, February 16, 2005 11:57 pm, Theodore Ts'o said:
> On Thu, Feb 17, 2005 at 09:11:45AM +0900, Clemens Schwaighofer wrote:
>>
>> first. what kind of advantages does bk have over other svn? Seriously.
>> If Apache can use it, and gcc might use it (again two very large
>> projects), what makes linux so differetnt that it can't.
>
> Compare the number of developers, the number of overlapping
> simultaneous development trees, and the number of patches that touch
> overlapping files, and you'll begin to start to appreciate the
> difference between a system that can work for Linux, and a system that
> can working for simpler projects.
>

Hey Ted,

Considering that the kernel was being developed without BK for a long time
it's rather obvious that _any_ version control system could have improved
the situation. BK gets credit for improving the situation, but much of
that improvment could have been achieved with any of the simpler and truly
free options too.

Even today, some top developers do not use BK and manage to get along
fine. BK offers some advantages over simpler version control offerings
but the price is too high. It's disappointing to see so many top
developers not give a damn about its costs and ignore the difficulties it
creates for many.

Cheers,
Sean


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