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LKML: Moving to BK

Apr 01, 2006, 16:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Junio C. Hamano)

We are pleased to announce that both of us will be working for BitMover Inc., starting this month.

Petr, the author of the popular Cogito front-end for git, will be modifying Cogito so that it natively works on BK repositories. The superior Cogito user interface will extensively increase added business value of BK by enabling a variety of innovative workflows for smooth and economical developer cooperation.

Junio, the current maintainer of git "stupid content tracker," will first be working on a gateway to import development histories stored in git into BK. This move adds value to BK by freeing the data so far locked in git repositories and making them available to the BK users. He may later work on reimplementing some parts of the git for BK, but it is expected that there aren't that many. For example, the 'rename detection' part is not necessary--BK natively supports rename tracking, which is a far superiour approach.

There currently is no plan for either of us to be working on the conversion from BK to git. There is no technical reason to do so, and it does not make business sense for BitMover Inc. either.

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