"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..."