Bitkeeper in Linuxdevelopment :(

Joerg Schilling schilling at
Thu Feb 7 11:39:45 UTC 2002

>From: Florian Weimer <Weimer at CERT.Uni-Stuttgart.DE>

>> From today:
>> |  Linus, meanwhile, is moving on with 2.5.4-pre1. This is the first
>> | patch that Linus has produced with Bitkeeper,
>> It somehow worries me, that non-free software now is at the core
>> of the prominent Free Software kernel linux.

>Personally, I do not care much about the software Mr. Torvalds uses.
>But I wonder if this choice forces (or persuades) other developers to
>use proprietary software, too.

>Is the format of BitKeeper changesets defined somewhere, except in the

Well the sccs format if well documented. It I call "man 5 cvs" I cannot
find any documentation of the used file format.

Many developers currently don't care to use the undocumented proproetary
format used by CVS, so what is your peroblem?


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