svk v git + possible gig

Pedro Figueiredo me at
Mon Sep 8 21:06:54 BST 2008

On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 5:59 PM, Paul Makepeace <paulm at> wrote:
> Anyway, so has anyone moved from svk to git? Any thoughts on the experience?

i have to say that i used svk mostly to escape from subversion hell
(i'd rather use cvs), more than anything else. what i really liked in
svk: smerges (i believe it stands for simple merge, as opposed to the
svn pain), interactive commits in 2.0 and offline mode. what i didn't
like in svk: speed and fsfs.

i moved from svk to git a few months ago, mainly for its speed, at
first. my favourite git features:

* speed
* branching just because - merging is a non-issue
* the pull model
* rewriting history is easy. stalin would be proud.
* moving stuff around is also a non-issue
* interop with svn and cvs. it's not a perfect world, yet :)
* tools available (although i must say that git gui is so good that i
hardly run anything else these days)
* documentation: extensive man pages, tutorials, screencasts, books...
* last but not the least, the community, which is amazing, and stuff
like gitorious, for internal use, and github for public use.

last week i was pondering my 3g usage on the go, and i've realised
that with google docs + cpan::mini::webserver + git i don't need it at
all :)


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