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Linus Torvalds on design & workings of git

Linus Torvalds on design & workings of git

This is a really good talk to understand the benefits of git:  branching and merging made easy.  It used to be that the kernel sources used a “source code management” software tool called Bitkeeper.  Now, git is used.  git involves distributed branches, as opposed to CVS that uses a centralized repository.

Each time I listen to this talk on git, I understand a little better the design, principles and criteria used to evaluate source code management systems/software …

 

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December 17, 2012 at 7:35 am

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