2012.12.19 17:02 "[Tiff] CVS server unreachable?", by Tom Lane

2012.12.26 16:36 "Re: [Tiff] CVS server unreachable?", by Olivier Paquet

On Wed, Dec 26, 2012 at 5:45 AM, Graeme Gill <graeme2@argyllcms.com> wrote:

While Fossil will of course work, it is a poor choice for a public project on the grounds of extreme obscurity.

I think the description "extreme obscurity" is a little - extreme. It's connection with sqlite makes it moderately well known, and its simplicity and self contained nature has made it attractive to people coming from the more popular CVS's.

For what it's worth, I had never heard of it before. +1 for obscurity. It's also obscure enough that it doesn't come with the linux distribution I use. Another +1.

The skill (and tool) base of Git is very substantial and that makes a difference to contributors and potential contributors.

If you assume most libtiff contributors are also contributors to Git based projects, then yes, but if you are concerned about contributions from the widest range of people, then Git's extra complexity and the greater simplicity of alternatives might be a reason to consider them.

It's possible to use git without learning all of its internal complexity. You only need a handful of commands which are no more complex than the equivalent in CVS. Like it or not, git is everywhere and appears to have the smallest chance of going away.