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From cowwoc <cow...@bbs.darktech.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Apache NetBeans Incubator Proposal
Date Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:50:49 GMT
Mark Struberg-2 wrote
> Linux never was on hg, so the comparison doesn't fit.
> 
> To be more clear: I'm not concerned that GIT cannot handle the NetBeans
> repo size. 

I actually concerned by this. A client I work for has a large Git repo. I
doubt its size is anywhere close to the Linux repo, but its performance is
abysmal. Navigating the git log or invoking "git checkout" takes minutes. It
is almost completely unusable.

I'm sure you've read this by now, but HG seems a better fit for these larger
projects:
https://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/1unehr/scaling_mercurial_at_facebook/

All this to say: I would tread carefully. Out of curiosity, is there a
reason that Apache projects can't use Mercurial?

Gili



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