Re: Bitkeeper

From: Jörn Engel (
Date: Fri Jul 18 2003 - 16:06:01 EST

On Fri, 18 July 2003 15:51:36 -0400, Richard Stallman wrote:
> I think it would be appropriate at this point to write a free client
> that talks with Bitkeeper, and for Linux developers to start switching
> to that from Bitkeeper. At that point, McVoy will face a hard choice:
> if he carries out these threats, he risks alienating the community
> that he hopes will market Bitkeeper for him.

I've told other people before and I'll tell you again:
Please, pretty please, leave linux-kernel for discussions about the
linux kernel and leave the bitkeeper flames for those that enjoy
electronic pyrotechnic.

Apart from that: Larry is right. Noone cared about crappy ol' cvs
until bk came alone and showed what everyone already knew. If you
didn't have to improve cvs back then, it is still as good as it was,
so thy improve it now? Pure jealousy?


The cost of changing business rules is much more expensive for software
than for a secretaty.
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