Archive for February, 2009


I’ve been using SVN for several years now, because revision control is essential to programming pretty much anything slightly complicated. SVN is really straightforward and easy to use, and it has served me well. However, these days people are moving on to distributed version control systems, so I figured I’d check one out (pardon the pun). These days, the most popular thing in the open source world seems to be git, so I decided on that. The learning curve is decidedly sharper than SVN’s, but I’m sort of finding my way through it. The thing I really like about git is github; sort of a social network for git code hosting. I’ve got an account there and I’ll be pushing my random test stuff onto that for the time being. The nice thing about git/github is that it feels cheaper to do things, so you don’t worry too much about experimenting. I’ll probably still put bigger commits on Google Code’s SVN, but unfortunately the native windows port of git, msys-git, lacks git-svn so I have to do it manually. Anyway, my github url is , where you can find my meager progress on wii projects. Unfortunately, school is taking up too much of my time but I might try to make a prototype of a windowing system tomorrow.