Kernel SCM saga..

Eugene Surovegin ebs at
Thu Apr 7 09:21:45 EST 2005

On Thu, Apr 07, 2005 at 12:37:46AM +0200, Wolfgang Denk wrote:
> are there any plans yet how to continue PPC  kernel  development  now
> that Linus (and probably others, too) stopped using BitKeeper?

Well, most of the recent 2.6 PPC kernel development was based on 
sending _patches_ to akpm, I don't see how Linus' decision to stop 
using BK will significantly affect this.

Also, BK trees don't go anywhere right now, so I guess we can still 
use BK to get/maintain the latest official sources for patch 
generation. I'm pretty sure Linus and other maintainers will come up 
with replacement. Probably it won't be as convenient as BK at first, 
but I hope this will be fixed eventually - there are couple of open 
source revision control systems out there which look promising.

So, I wouldn't overly dramatize current situation.

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