What is it all about?
GNU arch is a revision control system, similar in purpose to tools such as CVS, SCCS, and Subversion. It is used to keep track of the changes made to a source tree and to help programmers combine and otherwise manipulate changes made by multiple people or at different times.
* GNU arch has some features that make it particularly useful for public free software projects: it's easy to learn; it's inexpensive and easy to administer; it's a distributed system so there's no need to give write permission to every project participant; it has excellent support for the kinds of branching and merging that can make a free software project team shine. * Another goal of the arch project is to help free software development projects work better: migrating from CVS or another system to arch should help your project operate more effectively. If you maintain a GNU or other free software project, please consider joining the gnu-arch-users mailing list and exploring how arch can benefit your efforts.