Version control systems

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Wed Aug 6 08:38:22 EDT 2008

Ian Lynagh wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 12:44:35PM +0200, Felix Martini wrote:
>>> and Windows support is less of an issue: git appears to work reasonably well on Windows these days.
>> Congratulations on the switch, but isn't the decision a bit premature?
>> I have read the log of last week's GHC meeting on IRC and nobody
>> seemed to know if Git runs well on Windows with a large project like
>> GHC. I also prefer Git to Darcs or Mercurial on Linux, but this rather
>> quick decision makes it look like Windows support of GHC is an
>> afterthought.
> I tried git on Windows and it seemed to basically work. If anyone finds
> any problems with it, on Windows or otherwise, then this is the time to
> shout, before we have actually made the move.

I also tried it out a bit, and didn't have any problems cloning 
repositories on a local drive, network drive, or remotely.  I tried both 
the cygwin git and the MSYS git.


More information about the Glasgow-haskell-users mailing list