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LinuxElectrons: BitKeeper Doubles Pace of Linux Development

Mar 19, 2004, 07:00 (8 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"The pace of the Linux kernel development has more than doubled since Linus Torvalds switched to the BitKeeper source management system 2 years ago.

"BitKeeper's powerful peer-to-peer model is one of the key contributors to the efficiency of the Linux kernel development. David Miller of Redhat, a senior Linux developer, has seen the improvement first hand, 'Before BitKeeper I was in merge hell every time a new kernel was released. Now I do real work instead of wasting time on repeated merging.'

"When comparing the rate of change in a 2-year period before switching to BitKeeper, the statistics are impressive..."

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