I’m on this week’s Mac Developer Roundtable regarding source control management. This was the first podcast I’ve participated in, and I’m happy how it turned out. The fact that I don’t utterly hate my voice when I hear it is a little unexpected. Thanks for having me on Scotty.
I talk a bit about my experiences with Mercurial as well as some generic version control topics, like branching, merging, and tagging. I probably could have talked more about the advantages of Mercurial and distributed version control systems (DVCSs), but it was hard in such a short time.
I’m glad I was able to talk a bit about unconventional uses of DVCSs, such as managing Unix configuration files and using them to keep track of changes I make to Apple’s sample code. I’d like to elaborate more on these in a future post, but for now, enjoy the podcast.