Upcoming release of 1.4.1

Andrew Hughes gnu.andrew at redhat.com
Thu Sep 12 10:37:37 PDT 2013

----- Original Message -----
> On 09/12/2013 12:32 PM, Andrew Hughes wrote:
> > Hmmm.... I used darcs, then Mercurial, then git and I curse OpenJDK for not
> > using git all the time.
> In terms of being more like other open source communities, I agree,
> using git might have attracted more contributors.
> But then again, there are lots of other communities using mercurial
> (python, mozilla) so it's not just OpenJDK.

I was thinking specifically of branches.  If we used git, there'd be just
three IcedTea repositories, not seven (and that's just active ones).
I guess we could experiment with bookmarks, but it's a bit late now.

> >  Mercurial just seems like a poor attempt at being git with
> > half the features missing and stupid misnamed ones.
> 'Misnamed' ones? I will just leave this here:
> http://stevelosh.com/blog/2013/04/git-koans/

Again, I was referring specifically to branches.  What Mercurial calls
branches are nothing I would recognise as such.

I'm not saying git is perfect and these tools are often a case of each
to their own.  In general, it always pays to be explicit in your commands
and check documentation with a command you haven't used before or in a good
while.  I find the git documentation to be pretty good.

FYI, not having aliases hide expected commands is generally a good thing for
scripting and I can see the logic there.

> :)
> Cheers,
> Omair
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