Changes between Version 38 and Version 39 of DarcsEvaluation


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Jul 24, 2008 2:57:16 PM (7 years ago)
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simonmar
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  • DarcsEvaluation

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     366== Darcs alternatives still in the running ==
     367
     368=== Mercurial ===
     369
     370#mercurial: 118 members
     371
     372Advantages:
     373
     374 * Speed comparable to Git
     375 * Some operations become feasible (bisect, annotate)
     376 * Many helper tools
     377 * Good Windows support
     378 * HTTP and SSH sync possible, but unknown how this compares to Git native protocol sync speed
     379
     380Disadvantages:
     381
     382 * Similar problems with bisect support as Git
     383 * (Unknown: suitability of command set?)
     384
    364385=== Darcs vs Mercurial Overview ===
    365386
     
    417438
    418439Setting up a Mercurial HTTP interface: [http://hgbook.red-bean.com/hgbookch6.html#x10-1310006.6]
     440
     441==== Notes On Conversion ====
     442
     443Currently using Tailor. Problems encountered:
     444 
     445 * Darcs outputs XML without an encoding header. Patched Tailor to append Latin-1 encoding to the XML output. This will be sent to the tailor author
     446 * In hg.py, replace the line {{{self._hgCommand('tag', tag)}}} with {{{self._hgCommand('tag', tag, force=True)}}} because we seem to be trying to apply duplicate tags at some points. Don't know quite how this is possible!
     447 * MUST USE the seperate-subdir mode of Tailor because we have some tricky Darcs patches. I've added my scripts to http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/wiki/index.cgi/Tailor#preview
     448 * No support for author remapping in Tailor yet. I've added it and I'm going to submit the patch to the Tailor author
     449
     450=== Git ===
     451
     452#git: 388 members
     453
     454Advantages:
     455 
     456 * Speed
     457 * Very similar workflow possible: {{{git add --patch}}}, {{{git cherry-pick}}}, and others
     458 * Some operations become feasible (bisect, annotate)
     459 * Many helper tools
     460
     461Disadvantages:
     462
     463 * Complex command set?  (Though, it should be possible to find replacements for the darcs commands and be happy.)
     464 * Lack of good Windows support?
     465 * file and directory renames are not tracked accurately.  Merging uses heuristics to discover file/directory renames, which sometimes goes wrong.
     466 * bisect support would require git modules to also pick the correct version of libraries.  Keeping this in sync is not easy, atm.
     467 * uses its own protocol for network transmission (http works but is slower, however, other hosting services are available, e.g., github)
    419468
    420469=== Darcs / Git Command Comparison ===
     
    426475||{{{darcs record -a -m foo}}}||{{{git commit -a -m foo}}}||
    427476||{{{darcs pull}}}||{{{git pull}}} then {{{git cherry-pick}}}/{{{gitk}}} + select patches using mouse.  It's probably best to have one local branch correspond to the remote branch and then cherry-pick from that.  You can also create local names for several remote repositories.||
    428 
    429 
    430 == Darcs alternatives still in the running ==
    431 
    432 === Mercurial ===
    433 
    434 #mercurial: 118 members
    435 
    436 Advantages:
    437 
    438  * Speed comparable to Git
    439  * Some operations become feasible (bisect, annotate)
    440  * Many helper tools
    441  * Good Windows support
    442  * HTTP and SSH sync possible, but unknown how this compares to Git native protocol sync speed
    443 
    444 Disadvantages:
    445 
    446  * Similar problems with bisect support as Git
    447  * (Unknown: suitability of command set?)
    448 
    449 ==== Notes On Conversion ====
    450 
    451 Currently using Tailor. Problems encountered:
    452  
    453  * Darcs outputs XML without an encoding header. Patched Tailor to append Latin-1 encoding to the XML output. This will be sent to the tailor author
    454  * In hg.py, replace the line {{{self._hgCommand('tag', tag)}}} with {{{self._hgCommand('tag', tag, force=True)}}} because we seem to be trying to apply duplicate tags at some points. Don't know quite how this is possible!
    455  * MUST USE the seperate-subdir mode of Tailor because we have some tricky Darcs patches. I've added my scripts to http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/wiki/index.cgi/Tailor#preview
    456  * No support for author remapping in Tailor yet. I've added it and I'm going to submit the patch to the Tailor author
    457 
    458 === Git ===
    459 
    460 #git: 388 members
    461 
    462 Advantages:
    463  
    464  * Speed
    465  * Very similar workflow possible: {{{git add --patch}}}, {{{git cherry-pick}}}, and others
    466  * Some operations become feasible (bisect, annotate)
    467  * Many helper tools
    468 
    469 Disadvantages:
    470 
    471  * Complex command set?  (Though, it should be possible to find replacements for the darcs commands and be happy.)
    472  * Lack of good Windows support?
    473  * file and directory renames are not tracked accurately.  Merging uses heuristics to discover file/directory renames, which sometimes goes wrong.
    474  * bisect support would require git modules to also pick the correct version of libraries.  Keeping this in sync is not easy, atm.
    475  * uses its own protocol for network transmission (http works but is slower, however, other hosting services are available, e.g., github)
    476 
    477 == Eliminated alternatives ==
    478477
    479478=== Bzr ===
     
    496495 * UI is rather different from darcs (which current contributors are used to).
    497496
    498 Reason for elimination: lack of uptake and hence more risk of Bzr becoming unmaintained.
     497
     498== Eliminated alternatives ==
     499
    499500
    500501=== Darcs ===