BitKeeper for Kernel Developers

BitKeeper is a revolutionary new distributed source control management suite which is ideal for Linux kernel development. BitKeeper provides tools which automate and simplify many common kernel development tasks. In this paper, we describe basic BitKeeper concepts and operations, BitKeeper solutions for common kernel development problems, and a workflow for interacting with other Linux developers using BitKeeper. We also discuss some of BitKeeper's shortcomings and what is being done to correct them. We conclude that BitKeeper can dramatically improve the efficiency of Linux kernel developers.

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