In light of my earlier mention of Mercurial and next-generation version control systems, it’s also worth mentioning Bazaar. Probably even less common than Mercurial, but arguably even more elegant. Part of the reason I’ve procrastinated so long on switching from Subversion is that all three of Git, Mercurial, and Bazaar are tempting. It’s an embarrassment of riches compared to the days when CVS was the only established open source version control system.
See also: Dave Dribin’s “Why I Chose Mercurial”, an excellent and thoughtful comparison of all three from December 2007.
★ Thursday, 23 July 2009