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Re: Switching from CVS to GIT

From: Martin Langhoff
Subject: Re: Switching from CVS to GIT
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 18:43:54 +1300

On 10/15/07, Andreas Ericsson <address@hidden> wrote:
> > And I have to disagree strongly with the "black": In msysGit (which brings
> > its own minimal version of MSys), it is very smooth.
> >
> Oh? I didn't know that. Windows and its unixifying toolboxes is unknown
> territory to me, as I happily spend all my time on various unices.

I'm a unix-head too. Last couple of weeks had to work on a windows
server, and installed msysGit. Very impressed - all the needed
dependencies are there, from an end-user POV it "just works".

> I was under the impression that the windows port suffers from Windows'
> lack of a proper fork() and friends and that a proper library would
> help solving those problems. Perhaps I was misinformed.

I think msys' DLLs might be doing what cygwin does, an emulated fork.

A quite surprising thing is that msysgit manages to be very fast. Not
as fast as the same git, same hw running on a recent Linux, but pretty
usable fast for a tree with a few thousand files. Earlier/other git
ports to win32 are pretty slow (still faster than svn and friends, but



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