Re: [dev] [suckless] Migration to git

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 18:57:20 +0100

Hi 20h,

On 26 November 2012 11:25, Christoph Lohmann <> wrote:
> I am proposing a migration of all mercurial to git repositories. Git is
> mature and used by nearly all major OSS projects. Mercurial has this
> slow prototyping dependency of Python, which is annoying and could be
> removed that way. Of course git is still(?) adding a perl dependency. I
> hope this can be removed from git.

To be honest I don't find this discussion any useful.

What problem would such a switch actually solve?

To me, hg and git are quite similar, both have their pros and cons.
There are major projects using either one, has used hg
since the very early beginning.

On a technical level I do believe that hg sucks less, as it provides
fewer features and does not promote a "heavy branching" development
approach (git's strength is the branching and multi-merge/rebase
concept imho). But the typical problems that git solves well are only
present in very complex software projects and software development
processes/teams. projects are simple by definition and

I still believe that hg is the better fit for projects,
thus I'm not in favor for such a change, unless you really come up
with real problems we have with hg, that we wouldn't have with git.

Best regards,
Received on Tue Nov 27 2012 - 18:57:20 CET

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