MySQL quits Torvalds' former BitKeeper love interest
Embraces the Canonical religion
MySQL has ended its five-year relationship with BitKeeper and handed all code management for its database to a Canonical-backed system to secure broader community input on development.
Sun's open-source database has migrated its code to Bazaar, a distributed, free revision control system sponsored and supported by Canonical, also supporting the Ubuntu Linux distro.
MySQL's vice president of community relations Kaj Arnö blogged a "more open" product was required as the goal "remains to expand our external contributor base."
Used by Linus Torvalds to maintain Linux until 2005, BitKeeper had been criticized and been responsible for the elder statesmen of Linux and open source tearing at each others’ throats because its license was not considered friendly to open-source projects.
While BitKeeper had published a free client for the community "this client is unfortunately limited to a few read-only operations," Arno said. Bazaar is a GNU project licensed under the GPL.
On a features basis, Bazaar also offers the prospect of adapting to different project workflows.
Separately, one of the industry's most popular software configuration management (SCM) tools for distributed projects has reached version 1.5. The latest edition of CollabNet's Subversion, released Thursday, now features the ability to check out only a portion of a source-code tree and to share code repositories to help improve performance of servers used in development. You can read more here.®
Flash Git ..... AIMiable Rogue Mode. :-) Cogito Ergo Sum
Open Source does not Generate Cash Flow, IT just Enables IT to Flow as Total Spend on Future Projects within Present Programs.
Currency XXXXChange is an Artificial Construct within the System to Introduce Fresh Virtual Life Blood to Establishment InfraStructures. IT also Justifies Bankers Existence.
There are a lot of Bankers out there who aren't Bankers at all, for they do not Play with Risk. That leaves them Vulnerable to Bankers with Islamic Banking XXXXPerience/Fiscal Epiphany. :-)
A Painless MakeOver for Promising Systems.
I love and use git, cvs, subversion, accurev, perforce, mks, even ClearCase and SourceSafe, whatever but they all are missing something, the real view of complexity of development on business level. Even ClearCase and other very expensive (and hard to manage) systems are not on the level for example Panvalet was on late 70's. So - of course you go on what you need but, unfortunately, these system are made from engineering point of view, not for user, not for managing projects, not for development teams on different locations and time zones, not really have all the capabilities to manage several development branches and versions, etc.
BitKeeper is no different, a nice system but instead of of functionality they are more interested of the money and marketing. And good for them IF they can make it. Which seems possible in todays IT environment.
The Bigger Picture .... in NEUKlearer Skies and HyperRadioProActive Clouds
"This model has several advantages to using a straight HTTP DAV-aware caching proxy, in that each slave can respond to all read-only requests without ever having to relay them to the master backend." ..... http://subversion.tigris.org/svn_1.5_releasenotes.html
That is much more an AIdD to Constructive Virtual Revolution than any Tool of Guerilla Tactic Subversion.