Confessions of a Git Skeptic

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A year ago, I was happily using Subversion for my version control, and reading about Git.  It sounded intriguing, and there were lots of articles about the life-changing enlightenment of switching to Git.  Frictionless branching and merging?  A whole new elegant model of file management?  Plus I get to think about directed acyclic graphs?  Cool.

For the last few months, I’ve been using Git pretty much every day.  But sadly, I’m still waiting for the epiphany.  Here’s how I reckon up the pros and cons.  Maybe it will help someone else with this transition.  (Please note that I don’t have the pleasure of knowing other nifty new distributed version control systems like Bazaar and Mercurial.)

Let’s start with the good stuff. (more…)