I thought it might be interesting for all to read some feedback I got from
some questions I made to the Joomla community, specifically, the guys and
gals that have been implementing the decoupling of the Joomla framework: the
Joomla Platform.

They currently still use svn officially but they have been experimenting
with both mercurial and git. These are their responses so far:


It may bring some insight to what a DVCS could do for the PHP community.

Best regards,


On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 2:28 AM, Lester Caine <les...@lsces.co.uk> wrote:

> dukeofgaming wrote:
>> http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/35074/im-a-subversion-geek-why-i-should-consider-or-not-consider-mercurial-or-git-or/35080#35080
>> So, I don't want to make debate here of wether centralized is better than
>> distributed (because the point is moot), but I think its not a good
>> situation for the community to have a previously open door to DVCSs now
>> closed.
> Having been battling with various projects that have decided that 'git is
> good' or 'hg is best' ... I've been trying to live in the new world and
> failing. That link is looking like a nice CURRENT overview of the situation
> although things are still changing mainly for the good.
> My problem until recently was that 'subrepo' management in DVCS has always
> been playing catchup. Yesterday for the first time I checked out a
> 'super-project' matching one of the composite builds provided on an original
> CVS repo! Still not fully integrated into Eclipse, but hopefully even that
> will come with time. But now I can 'clone' the half dozen different builds
> and manage them in parallel with both github and bitbucket 'masters'.
> I'm using Mercurial and TortoiseHg which almost work transparently between
> Linux and Windows, and with hg-git access to the 'git is good' projects is
> also transparent even on windows. Next step this weekend IS to tidy up the
> SVN setup so that I have the PHP code locally mirrored as well ....
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