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Old 05-26-2008, 07:20 PM   #1
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LXer: This week at LWN: Distributed bug tracking


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It is fair to say that distributed source code management systems are taking over the world. There are plenty of centralized systems still in use, but it is a rare project which would choose to adopt a centralized SCM in 2008. Developers have gotten too used to the idea that they can carry the entire history of their project on their laptop, make their changes, and merge with others at their leisure. But, while any developer can now commit changes to a project while strapped into a seat in a tin can flying over the Pacific Ocean, that developer generally cannot simultaneously work with the project's bug database. Committing changes and making bug tracker changes are activities which often go together, but bug tracking systems remain strongly in the centralized mode.

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