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The Death of SVK

I was saddened, or at least nostalgic, to learn of the discontinuation of development of SVK . There are a few posts on SVK in this blog. It was one of the first distributed version control systems, although it was a bit of a hybrid, still using an SVN central repository. But with SVK I could work offline, and later push and pull the results to and from the repository. This was radical a few years ago. I have since moved on to git, which is distributed version control “done right” (just as SVN is supposedly CVS “done right”). Git is fun to use, reliable, very well supported, and I have found I can’t live without it. But nevertheless kudos to SVK for being a trailblazer in this domain!

By mannd

I am a retired cardiac electrophysiologist who has worked both in private practice in Louisville, Kentucky and as a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver. I am interested not only in medicine, but also in computer programming, music, science fiction, fantasy, 30s pulp literature, and a whole lot more.

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