Git was designed and developed by Linus Torvalds (Linux kernel creator), under pretty unique circumstances and requirements. (Essentially, they had been managing the Linux kernel in BitKeeper, but it became not-free). He designed and developed the initial version over the course of a few days in April, 2005.

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From: web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pete Helgren
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:02 AM
To: Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries
Subject: Re: [WEB400] PDF Performance

Git seems to be the "up and comer" in the Open Source project world. I
haven't looked into using it yet, although I have a Github account. It
seems unnecessarily obtuse on some things, but, it was probably
developed by the *NIX bit twiddler types... :-)


On 5/12/2010 11:26 PM, Thorbjoern Ravn Andersen wrote:
Den 12/05/10 22.58, Pete Helgren skrev:

No problem! I *always* appreciate changes/suggestions. That is how I

I wish I had a better way to manage changes and host the project. I
know at one time you were working with SVN for managing RPG source
changes for projects like this. How did that/is that working out?

I would encourage using a _distributed_ versioning system instead of
subversion, simply because this removes the need for having a central
server for things to work.

Based on the discussions on Stack Overflow, there are currently three
big players. Mercurial (used by Sun), git (used by Linus) and Bazaar
(used by Ubuntu owner). Each have strengths and weaknesses.

Netbeans have well baked-in mercurial support (Sun eats their own dogfood).

We are looking into git, and dipping the toe on There is a
reasonable Eclipse plugin, and it appears to be available on AIX so it
can run in PASE.

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