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The joint Mercurial / Bazaar-NG sprint: aftermath

The weekend in London, now almost a week past, was sufficiently intense that I didn’t have the energy to write it up as I went along, or indeed to write much of anything about it until now. Of course we
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Baypiggies talk, tomorrow, June 8

I’m giving a talk on Mercurial at Baypiggies, the San Francisco Bay Area Python user’s group, tomorrow evening at 7:30pm. If you’re a local Mercurial user and we haven’t met, please feel free to come along. If you don’t use
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Joint Mercurial / Bazaar-NG sprint

A few weeks ago, Mark Shuttleworth showed up on IRC, and invited several core developers from the Mercurial and Bazaar-NG to visit London, on Canonical, Ltd’s shilling. The purpose of the joint visit is to discuss possible points of collaboration
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Mercurial: I am just going outside and may be some time

Here follows the text of a message I posted to the Mercurial mailing list earlier today. As I mentioned the other day, I will not be contributing to Mercurial development for a while. Several people have asked me why. At
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Announcing a Windows installer for Mercurial

I am pleased to announce the availability of a standalone Windows version of Mercurial 0.7 (plus extra bits), packaged as a self-extracting installer. Benefits of this package: No prerequisites! You don’t need Python installed to use Mercurial any longer, because
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On distributed revision control and project forking

One of those myths about distributed revision control systems that has grown legs and acquired a heartbeat is that they make forking a project easier. To the uninitiated, a “fork” occurs when some contributors to a project get disgruntled and
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Mercurial Queues

Chris Mason has been working on a very useful extension to Mercurial called Mercurial Queues, or mq for short. It has languished in semi-obscurity for a while on SuSE’s ftp servers, so we’ve made a repository available for people to
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Slides from distributed SCM talk at Foo Camp 2005 available

I gave a talk on distributed SCMs at Foo Camp last weekend. The slides are now available as a PDF document. The talk was an overview of the current state of the Free Software distributed SCM world; I didn’t concentrate
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On distributed and centralised revision control

Ian Bicking has written two thoughtful articles on distributed and centralised revision control systems (the first, the second). His original thesis was one that he shared with Greg Hudson, one of the Subversion developers: for free software, distributed SCM bad,
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More about Subversion

[I originally posted this about two weeks ago, but something caused it to disappear. Here's a lightly edited repost.] Karl Fogel posted a comment on my future of free distributed SCM systems entry, asking for some more detail on what
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