[nycbug-talk] Fwd: Fwd: svn - but smaller?

Isaac (.ike) Levy ike at blackskyresearch.net
Wed Jan 23 13:14:30 EST 2013

On Jan 23, 2013, at 1:05 PM, Justin Dearing wrote:
> Meant to send to everyone
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> From: Justin Dearing <zippy1981 at gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 1:04 PM
> Subject: Re: [nycbug-talk] Fwd: svn - but smaller?
> To: Isaac Levy <ike at blackskyresearch.net>
> Hey,
> Has FreeBSD evaluated Fossil as a SCM possibility? http://www.fossil-scm.org. Its written by the author of SQLite and seems to be his "me too" version of git/hg. I've not use it except for RO access to the .NET driver for SQLite. The only reason I bring it up is because due to the license and size of the code, that its something that could feasibly be included in FreeBSD proper.
> Other than license, the one feature that impressed me about it was that the fossil executable was an embedded web server that not only served as a server for syncing source code, and providing a human readable view of the source code in the browser (like hg), it had a full wiki and bug tracking system.
> Justin

This thread, is merely about use and administration, which is currently fundamentally compromised with all the changes afoot.

Fossil is interesting, but the SCM discussion is *way* out of the scope of my thread, (and was decided several years ago by the FreeBSD developers).  Apparently, SVN was deemed an appropriately modern, stable, and accessible tool- which works well with the FreeBSD workflow and release process.

I'm not saying I don't care, (Fossil is cool), but development tools are a developer choice- and the developers have already made this move.  (Opening this can of worms, creates suburbs of bikesheds...)


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