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BitKeeper vs Git: What are the differences?

BitKeeper: Enterprise-ready version control, now open-source. BitKeeper is a fast, enterprise-ready, distributed SCM that scales up to very large projects and down to tiny ones; Git: Fast, scalable, distributed revision control system. Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

BitKeeper and Git can be categorized as "Version Control System" tools.

Git is an open source tool with 27.9K GitHub stars and 16.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Git's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about BitKeeper and Git
Kamaldeep Singh

SVN is much simpler than git for the simple stuff (checking in files and updating them when everyone's online), and much more complex than git for the complicated stuff (branching and merging). Or put another way, git's learning curve is steep up front, and then increases moderately as you do weird things; SVN's learning curve is very shallow up front and then increases rapidly.

If you're storing large files, if you're not branching, if you're not storing source code, and if your team is happy with SVN and the workflow you have, I'd say you should stay on SVN.

If you're writing source code with a relatively modern development practice (developers doing local builds and tests, pre-commit code reviews, preferably automated testing, preferably some amount of open-source code), you should move to git for two reasons: first, this style of working inherently requires frequent branching and merging, and second, your ability to interact with outside projects is easier if you're all comfortable with git instead of snapshotting the outside project into SVN.

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Pros of BitKeeper
Pros of Git
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      Distributed version control system
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      Efficient branching and merging
    • 964
      Fast
    • 846
      Open source
    • 728
      Better than svn
    • 368
      Great command-line application
    • 306
      Simple
    • 291
      Free
    • 232
      Easy to use
    • 222
      Does not require server
    • 27
      Distributed
    • 22
      Small & Fast
    • 18
      Feature based workflow
    • 15
      Staging Area
    • 13
      Most wide-spread VSC
    • 11
      Role-based codelines
    • 11
      Disposable Experimentation
    • 7
      Frictionless Context Switching
    • 6
      Data Assurance
    • 5
      Efficient
    • 4
      Just awesome
    • 3
      Easy branching and merging
    • 3
      Github integration
    • 2
      Flexible
    • 2
      Possible to lose history and commits
    • 2
      Compatible
    • 1
      Team Integration
    • 1
      Light
    • 1
      Easy
    • 1
      Fast, scalable, distributed revision control system
    • 1
      Rebase supported natively; reflog; access to plumbing
    • 1
      Flexible, easy, Safe, and fast
    • 1
      CLI is great, but the GUI tools are awesome
    • 1
      It's what you do
    • 0
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    Cons of BitKeeper
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      • 16
        Hard to learn
      • 11
        Inconsistent command line interface
      • 9
        Easy to lose uncommitted work
      • 7
        Worst documentation ever possibly made
      • 5
        Awful merge handling
      • 3
        Unexistent preventive security flows
      • 3
        Rebase hell
      • 2
        When --force is disabled, cannot rebase
      • 2
        Ironically even die-hard supporters screw up badly

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      What is BitKeeper?

      BitKeeper is a fast, enterprise-ready, distributed SCM that scales up to very large projects and down to tiny ones.

      What is Git?

      Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

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        Mercurial
        Mercurial is dedicated to speed and efficiency with a sane user interface. It is written in Python. Mercurial's implementation and data structures are designed to be fast. You can generate diffs between revisions, or jump back in time within seconds.
        Perforce
        Visibility, access control, workflow and code management for Git environments. Flexibility of collaborating on the same codebase and code reviews using any combination of Perforce and Git workflows and tools without compromise.
        SVN (Subversion)
        Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale enterprise operations.
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