Need a better handle on reviewing and quality-controlling your group's work?
BitKeeper makes it easy to create staging repositories where members of a group
can check-in, merge, test and work collaboratively without affecting any other
group or the main tree. The lead or the architect can then review and push
updates to other groups once the changes are ready for prime time.
Getting serious merge headaches right before a release?
BitKeeper encourages developers to merge and test as they go versus
checking in most of the work when a deadline approaches. On top of
that, BitKeeper's automerge technology is the best in the industry,
making it easy to synchronize different branches. Not only does
BitKeeper automerge more code than any other tool, it makes sure that
merges are done accurately -- without any guesswork. Merges will
also never have to be repeated across multiple branches.
Need more detailed and accurate audit trail of who did what, when and why?
Unlike most other solutions, BitKeeper does not lose individual work that
went into a merge and maintains accurate authorship down to every line of
code. Issues can be quickly isolated to the right changeset, file, line
of code, and author. BitKeeper also provides tools to query the history
and generate reports or release notes.
Are rollbacks resulting in big productivity loss?
No one's perfect. Sooner or later you may find yourself needing
to roll back to a previous state. In BitKeeper, every changeset
is a potential rollback point so you will never be burned by
forgetting to tag a version. Plus, BitKeeper keeps a full audit
trail of every developer's incremental work, ensuring that
any and all good work can be replayed in the event of a rollback.