Distributed version control systems (DVCS) such as Git and Mercurial have been discussed a lot in the past couple years, but centralized VCS (Subversion, CVS, etc.) are still far more commonly used.

In this presentation at Atlassian Summit 2010, Justen Stepka presented an overview of DVCS, as well as the story of his team’s migration from using Subversion to Mercurial.

Click here to view the presentation slides or download the video.

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