Quotable:
I must say that Fossil is the best thing to happen
to my development workflow this year, as I am pretty sure that using
Git has resulted in the premature death of too many of my brain cells.
I'm glad to be able to replace Git in every place that I possibly can
with Fossil.
 On Jul 25, 2014 6:18 PM, "Joe Prostko" <joe.pros...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Congratulations!   I must say that Fossil is the best thing to happen
> to my development workflow this year, as I am pretty sure that using
> Git has resulted in the premature death of too many of my brain cells.
> I'm glad to be able to replace Git in every place that I possibly can
> with Fossil.
>
> The occasion of the seven year anniversary reminds me of something
> I've been meaning to ask on the list.  It has been asked in the past
> according to my check of the archives, but is there any chance you
> would be willing to go on Floss Weekly and talk about Fossil?  I know
> that you were on there to talk about SQLite quite some time ago, but I
> would love for there to be a show featuring Fossil.  I know that
> Randal's current way for projects to get on the show is that he will
> only schedule a time if the project leader(s) contacts him directly.
> In any case, I hope you will consider going on the show (alone or with
> another core committer), as it would be a great way to let more people
> know about the awesomeness that is Fossil.
>
> - joe
>
> On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 11:57 AM, Richard Hipp <d...@sqlite.org> wrote:
> > The seventh anniversary of the first self-commit of Fossil source code
> was
> > this past Monday.  Time flies.
> >
> > The logical predecessor of Fossil was CVSTrac (http://www.cvstrac.org/)
> > which was a wiki and trouble-ticket system built atop CVS.  CVSTrac
> became
> > the inspiration for Trac (http://trac.edgewall.org/wiki/CvsTrac) which
> is a
> > similar tool for SVN that became far more popular than CVSTrac and which
> is
> > still in active use.  Fossil was originally created to provide features
> > needed in SQLite development, features that I couldn't get with
> CVS+CVSTrac,
> > or with Monotone or Git or Mercurial or any other configuration
> management
> > system available at the time.  I worked on prototypes of Fossil for a
> year
> > or more prior to the first self-commit on 2007-07-21, but none of those
> > early prototypes survive.
> >
> > Code archeologists will be able to find a lot of commonality between the
> > CVSTrac and Fossil source codes.  There is a clear genetic relationship
> > between the two systems.
> >
> > Fossil was created for the purpose of aiding in the development of
> SQLite.
> > (Other uses for Fossil, though welcomed, are secondary.)  The SQLite
> > documentation sources (
> http://www.sqlite.org/docsrc/timeline?a=2000-01-01)
> > were split off from the SQLite source tree in CVS on 2007-11-12, just a
> few
> > months after Fossil began self-hosting.  But the core SQLite source code
> did
> > not move to Fossil until 2009-08-11, just after the release of SQLite
> > version 3.6.17, over two years after Fossil became self-hosting.  The
> move
> > from CVS to Fossil has proven to be a boon for SQLite development.
> >
> > CVSTrac was in active use by SQLite for a little over 7 years.  To my
> > knowledge, nobody uses CVSTrac any more.  (OpenSSL was the last known
> user
> > of CVSTrac and they switched over to Git at the beginning of 2013.)
> Fossil
> > will soon overtake CVSTrac in terms of years of use, and Fossil has a
> great
> > deal more momentum and a much larger user base than CVSTrac ever had.
> >
> > --
> > D. Richard Hipp
> > d...@sqlite.org
> >
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