Mayuresh <mayuresh%acm.org@localhost> writes: > It is sad to hear "Let's use X because that's popular" kind of voice on > NetBSD lists. > > I am not suggesting stick to CVS. But if we want to switch to git, we > should have Engineering reasons, not popularity metrics. pkgsrc is about curating control files. The VCS is just a necessary tool, not the point. But I agree with your notion of choosing things on their merits. However, with a VCS, we are optimizing a human-machine system, not a machine system, and we want the group of people who might work on pkgsrc, the bits, and the tool to all work together to maximize progress. So if large numbers of people are familiar with one tool, and the actual technical issues about tools are not that important, it is fair to consider that.
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