Dear kernel hackers & Git lovers,
some of you might have noticed already that today we celebrate 5 years
of Linux kernel development in Git. After looking for an alternative to
Bitkeeper, Linus came up with his own solution and wrote that new tool
he called Git. Exactly 5 years ago, Linus announced Linux-2.6.12-rc2 by
making the the very first commit into the official Linux kernel Git
tree. So we made a little movie to visualize the source code development
of Linux over these past 5 years of Git history.
The video was made with Gource, a source code visualization tool. Yes,
there are some bugs in the video, but we found the overall idea way too
cool to not share the result with you. You can find the video online in
You can find a preview teaser on Youtube at
The torrents are linked on the page.
We hope you enjoy the video and celebrate 5 years of Linux kernel
development in Git with us.
PS: When answering, please cc me since I am not on the list.
The difference between theory and practice in practice is bigger than
the difference between theory and practice in theory.
That is one nice video. rtorrent is now fetching the 1080p version and will be
Not much to say about git that haven't already been said, except perhaps that
it is now the main vcs at work and at home for me.
Congrats to all contributors!