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#1 Ivica


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:15 AM

A few people asked us why we choose Mercurial and Bitbucket, instead Git/Github.

First there was no doubt that we should use distributed version control system (DVCS), because of the power of branching/merging, ability to work offline and push your changes latter and many more.

There were two major DVCS players: Git, Mercurial, and from our perspective, both very powerful, reliable, so it was hard to make a decision.
When we choose Mercurial it was just personal preference, because Mercurial commands are easier to remember, because it is a bit more friendly to users who just starting to use DVCS, and because it has nice GUI tool for windows users, TortoiseHg.

Once we choose mercurial DVCS, the reason why we choose Bitbucket is obvious, because it offers free repository hosting for both public and private Mercurial repositories (and for Git repositories since a few months ago), so users can easily create new Zurmo forks, and make them private, without paying anything.

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