[Jersey] Re: SVN, GIT or MERCURIAL for Jersey 2.0?

From: Daniel Larsson <>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 01:11:23 +0200

Sorry, I think I misattributed the "barrier to entry" quote, seems Rob was
quoting Tauren Mills, I misread that.

2011/4/13 Daniel Larsson <>

> Most users, I would presume, use the archetypes published in the maven
> repos (?), which would mean most of us are pretty much agnostic regarding
> which VCS is used, so this decision should mainly concern those actively
> developing Jersey. Personally, I like the decentralized variant (git, hg,
> darcs) better than SVN, but since I don't plan on being an active Jersey
> developer, my vote should weigh pretty light. Listen to the frequent
> contributers to the project, rather than average users, when deciding which
> route to take. As Rob says, barrier to entry should also be a factor,
> obviously. git/hg has an edge in this case, I'd say.
> 2011/4/13 Rob - <>
>> *Maybe it's just me, but to me the barrier to entry is much smaller if
>> all I have to do is clone a github repository, tweak code to solve my
>> problem, push, and then send a pull request. Using SVN, I can't really
>> contribute without becoming a committer or jumping through hoops. With SVN,
>> the workflow would be to checkout anonymously, tweak code to solve my
>> problem, create a patch file, locate the issue tracker, create an account on
>> the issue tracker, post a bug report, and then attach the patch file.*
>> You would still do the same with GIT, HUT, etc. It's the way the workflow
>> works.