cute post evaluating HG

TK Soh teekaysoh at
Sun Apr 15 10:29:54 CDT 2007

On 4/15/07, Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at> wrote:
> On 2007-04-15 10:07, TK Soh <teekaysoh at> wrote:
> >On 4/15/07, Matthieu Moy <Matthieu.Moy at> wrote:
> >>Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at> writes:
> >>> Pretty impressive set of requirements for a VCS at:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> This page looks similar to the investigation and requirements research
> >>> the OpenSolaris folks did.  It would be interesting to see something
> >>> like the report of OpelSolaris SCM teams, with a more detailed list of
> >>> what the Mozilla team found about each SCM system :-)
> >>
> >> From what I've read, they did a lot of experiments, but the
> >> conclusion boils down to :
> >>
> >> * Windows portability => only bzr and hg match.
> >>
> >> * Performance for a very large project => bzr disqualified.
> >>
> >> That said, git is improving its windows port, and bzr is working on
> >> performance, so the choice was easy today, but would not necessarily
> >> be the same in a year from now.
> >
> > They also have no problem converting Mozilla CVS repo into git repo.
> > With respect, it doesn't appear to me that sufficient effort has been
> > channel into the converter.
> I think I saw cvsps mentioned in the Mortal-Combat-inspired blog entry,
> which may explain some of the conversion problems.  I'm using cvs20hg
> for quite some time now, and planning to test convert-repo too, so this
> is why I was interested in a more detailed report of the sort
> OpenSolaris people did :)

Any update if OpenSolaris has converted their (CVS?) repos to Hg yet?

With the size of OpenSolaris, if they are able to converted their
repos into Hg, it would mean the converter(s) they used will be pretty
well tested out. It will be really nice if they can share their

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