[Gajim-devel] Switch Gajim source repository to DVCS

Nico Gulden cilugnedon at gmx.de
Sat Dec 13 21:24:33 CET 2008

Hello Gajim-Developers,

recently we had a discussion about DVCS in Gajim's groupchat.

I vote for switching from SVN to DVCS and below I want to outline why. Because
Gajim is mostly implemented in Python, I guess Mercurial (hg) [1] could be the best

For me DVCS has only advantages ;-)

- Speed
- Complete repository
- Independent from online repository, therefore offline commits
- Easy branching for trying out new features
- Easy merge
- Simplicity
- Increased overall flexibility

There are certainly more. I found an article [2] summarizing them pretty well.

I looked deeper into DVCS this summer and focused on Git. Therefore most of my
links refer to Git, so do the articles [3] and [4]. There are a bunch more
articles and blog entries about this topic.

A short description how to convert subversion to mercurial can be found at
[5]. I haven't tried it out yet. There is a mercurial plugin for trac [6]. I
haven't used it yet and cannot tell how well it's working. Maybe someone on
the list has some experiences about it. 

I'd like to hear you oppinions about switching vom SVN to DVCS.

[1] - http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/
[2] -
[3] - http://eagain.net/articles/git-for-computer-scientists/
[4] - http://changelog.complete.org/archives/689-revisiting-git-and-mercurial
[5] - http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/wiki/index.cgi/WorkingWithSubversion
[6] - http://trac.edgewall.org/wiki/TracMercurial

Best regards,

Nico Gulden
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