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Re: Switching to git?

From: Jeroen Dekkers
Subject: Re: Switching to git?
Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2008 18:06:33 +0100
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At Sat, 22 Dec 2007 09:28:28 +0100,
Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
> On Tuesday 18 December 2007 13:05, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> > Personally I don't like bazaar due performance problem. It's really
> > slow for big projects (it wouldn't be a big problem since GRUB is a
> > small one) and it changes its data format too ofthen.
> Hmm, I thought they have fixed the performance issues already? About the data 
> format, I have no idea. jbailey, do you have any comment? ;)

I've used bzr when working on my summer of code project 1.5 years ago
and didn't have any issues with performance. And this was before they
did all the performance improvements. Maybe with big source trees like
Linux it's still too slow, but for GRUB this is really no problem.

The changes in data format shouldn't really be any problem in
practice, because newer versions can still read the older disk format
and the network protocol doesn't change most of the time.

Jeroen Dekkers

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