As an ArgoUML contributor I'm going to blog my activities here, so that they may draw interest by other developers or help other developers when doing tasks similar to what I've done. AND(!) the grand vision that makes an Argonaut what he is, TO THRIVE IN THE BIG DANGEROUS WORLD, TAKING THE Argo TO A GOOD SHORE ;-))

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Distributed version control systems

Recently I had to use Mercurial to checkout the NetBeans sources. Well, since the instructions were for the whole NetBeans repository, I followed them and I have a local checkout of it. Now NetBeans is big, so, you could think it would take me some hours to get the whole thing, even more, if you consider that it clones the whole repository with the full history. No, it was surprisingly fast and its command line interface is very easy to use.

Alas, I have currently no project where this or other distributed SCMs are used, but, when I get a break from ArgoUML and start experimenting with open source projects from I'll have a good change that they'll be darcs based.

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