hg and branches (Re: [Yum-devel] [Patch] Resolver Performance and Correctness)

Charlie Brady charlieb-yum-devel at budge.apana.org.au
Thu Jun 7 17:37:04 UTC 2007

On Thu, 7 Jun 2007, Tim Lauridsen wrote:

> I have tried bot hg and git, hg seams easier to use at first look, but tools 
> like Cogito[1] makes git easier to use.
> both ones will be fine with me. What troubles me a little, is the warning 
> Jesse[2] sent about hg.
> Tim
> [1] : http://git.or.cz/cogito/
> [2]: https://lists.dulug.duke.edu/pipermail/yum-devel/2007-May/003630.html


   However, yum makes heavy use of branches.  In my experiences, branching
   with Mercurial is not exactly a fun prospect.

Can someone qualify what "yum makes heavy use of branches" means?

AIUI, hg doesn't really need to elegantly deal with lots of branching. You 
fork a clone of the repo, then merge patch sets from one to the other as 
you wish.

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