Hello all,

Redeux: you understand it right. The main advantage of DCVS as I see it is 
cheap branching. This means you can use branches in many situations where 
you normally wouldn't have in CVCS. For example, I create a new branch for 
most of the tasks that I work on - new features, bugs, refactorings - all 
except the most trivial changes. The advantage this gives me is the ability 
to switch between different tasks very painlessly. If my boss tells me to 
drop everything I am doing to work on a top priority bug, I can just commit 
everything I have for the current task and leave it undone for now, switch 
to `master`, and create another new branch for fixing the priority bug.

When you look at it from this perspective, your local repo contains a number 
of outstanding tasks(as branches). It's when you get done with a task, that 
you should push the resulting commits to a central repo.


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