Request for monotone

John Poelstra poelstra at
Thu Dec 13 17:08:29 UTC 2007

Paulo Santos said the following on 12/13/2007 01:15 AM Pacific Time:
> I tend to agree with stahnma. Currently we already offer the most common 
> SCMs, and from what i can see no one has really good knowledge with 
> monotone, which may be a problem regarding some future 
> troubleshooting/administration/whatever.
> If we still think that monotone, would be a good addition though, we 
> could always send some emails and see what would be the acceptance of it 
> and the number of projects to be created.
> For now i would say no to monotone, since we don't have the in-house 
> expertise, and any relevant data on how many projects  would be actually 
> using it.
> Paulo

Can someone put forth a strong argument as to why monotone provides 
better functionality than the existing 4 choices?  Otherwise I think we 
have done our due diligence by providing freedom to projects *choose* a 
  SCM from the supported list which includes most of the currently 
widely used SCMs.

Having too many choices isn't always a good thing.  One of many links I 
found on google:


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