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User & Date: drh 2010-12-23 14:05:57
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Another favorable quote about fossil for the collection. check-in: b43740b1 user: drh tags: trunk
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Add new "quotes" to the documentation collection. check-in: 6a9fe32e user: drh tags: trunk
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Add new function fossil_strcmp() that works like strcmp() except that it handles NULL arguments correctly. Use fossil_strcmp() in place of strcmp() in many places in the code. check-in: 31c52c7b user: drh tags: trunk
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      the repository are consistent prior to each commit.  In over three years
      of operation, no work has ever been lost after having been committed to
      a Fossil repository.

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<h3>Links For Fossil Users:</h3>

  *  [./reviews.wiki | Testimonials] from satisfied fossil users.

  *  [./faq.wiki | FAQ]
  *  The [./concepts.wiki | concepts] behind fossil
  *  [./quickstart.wiki | Quick Start] guide to using fossil
  *  [./qandc.wiki | Questions &amp; Criticisms] directed at fossil.
  *  [./build.wiki | Building And Installing]
  *  Fossil supports [./embeddeddoc.wiki | embedded documentation]
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      the repository are consistent prior to each commit.  In over three years
      of operation, no work has ever been lost after having been committed to
      a Fossil repository.

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<h3>Links For Fossil Users:</h3>

  *  [./reviews.wiki | Testimonials] from satisfied fossil users and
     [./quotes.wiki | Quotes] about Fossil and other DVCSes.
  *  [./faq.wiki | FAQ]
  *  The [./concepts.wiki | concepts] behind fossil
  *  [./quickstart.wiki | Quick Start] guide to using fossil
  *  [./qandc.wiki | Questions &amp; Criticisms] directed at fossil.
  *  [./build.wiki | Building And Installing]
  *  Fossil supports [./embeddeddoc.wiki | embedded documentation]
     that is versioned along with project source code.

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<title>What People Are Saying</title>

The following are collected quotes from various forums and blogs about
Fossil, Git, and DVCSes in general.  This collection is put together
by the creator of Fossil, so of course there is selection bias...

<h2>On The Usability Of Git:</h2>

<ol>
<li>Git approaches the useability of iptables, which is to say, utterly 
unusable unless you have the manpage tattooed on you arm.

<blockquote>
<i>by mml at [http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1433387]</i>
</blockquote>

<li><nowiki>It's simplest to think of the state of your [git] repository
as a point in a high-dimensional "code-space",  in which branches are 
represented as n-dimensional membranes, mapping the spatial loci of
successive commits onto the projected manifold of each cloned
repository.</nowiki>

<blockquote>
<i>At [http://tartley.com/?p=1267]</i>
</blockquote>

<li>We've been using git and github for a few months now, and it's not 
intuitive... I'm hoping someone will make a set of standard wrappers/GUI
for making git bearable.

<blockquote>
<i>maro at [http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1433387]</i>
</blockquote>

</ol>

<h2>On The Usability Of Fossil:</h2>

<ol>
<li value=4>
Fossil mesmerizes me with simplicity especially after I struggled to
get a bug-tracking system to work with mercurial.

<blockquote>
<i>rawjeev at [http://stackoverflow.com/questions/156322/what-do-people-think-of-the-fossil-dvcs]</i>
</blockquote>

</ol>


<h2>On Git Versus Fossil</h2>

<ol>
<li value=5>
Just want to say thanks for fossil making my life easier.... 
Also [for] not having a misanthropic command line interface.

<blockquote>
<i>Joshua Paine at [http://www.mail-archive.com/fossil-users@lists.fossil-scm.org/msg02736.html]</i>
</blockquote>

<li>We use it at a large university to manage code that small teams write.
The runs everywhere, ease of installation and portability is something that 
seems to be a good fit with the environment we have (highly ditrobuted, 
sometimes very restrictive firewalls, OSX/Win/Linux).  We are happy with it 
and teaching a Msc/Phd student (read complete novice) fossil has just 
been a smoother ride than Git was.

<blockquote>
<i>viablepanic at [http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/bxcto/why_not_fossil_scm/]</i>
</blockquote>
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<h2 align="center">What People Are Saying About Fossil</h2>









<b>Daniel writes on 2009-01-06:</b>

<blockquote>
The reasons I use fossil are that it's the only version control I
have found that I can get working through the VERY annoying MS
firewalls at work.. (albeit through an ntlm proxy) and I just love
single .exe applications!
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<b>Stephen Beal writes on 2009-01-11:</b>

<blockquote>
Sometime in late 2007 I came across a link to fossil on 
<a href="http://www.sqlite.org/">sqlite.org</a>. It
was a good thing I bookmarked it, because I was never able to find the
link again (it might have been in a bug report or something). The
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<title>Reviews</title>
<b>External links:</b>
 
  *  [http://sheddingbikes.com/posts/1276624594.html | Why I Use Fossil]
     by Zed A. Shaw.

<b>See Also:</b>

  *  [./quotes.wiki | Short Quotes on Fossil, Git, And DVCSes]

<b>Daniel writes on 2009-01-06:</b>

<blockquote>
The reasons I use fossil are that it's the only version control I
have found that I can get working through the VERY annoying MS
firewalls at work.. (albeit through an ntlm proxy) and I just love
single .exe applications!
</blockquote>


<b>Joshua Paine on 2010-10-22:</b>

<blockquote>
With one of my several hats on, I'm in a small team using git. Another 
team member just checked some stuff into trunk that should have been on 
a branch. Nothing else had happened since, so in fossil I would have 
just edited that commit and put it on a new branch. In git that can't 
actually be done without danger once other people have pulled, so I had 
to create a new commit rolling back the changes, then branch and cherry 
pick the earlier changes, then figure out how to make my new branch 
shared instead of private. Just want to say thanks for fossil making my 
life easier on most of my projects, and being able to move commits to 
another branch after the fact and shared-by-default branches are good 
features. Also not having a misanthropic command line interface.
</blockquote>

<b>Stephen Beal writes on 2009-01-11:</b>

<blockquote>
Sometime in late 2007 I came across a link to fossil on 
<a href="http://www.sqlite.org/">sqlite.org</a>. It
was a good thing I bookmarked it, because I was never able to find the
link again (it might have been in a bug report or something). The