[Python-Dev] I would like an svn account
brett at python.org
Sat Jan 3 23:24:46 CET 2009
On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 14:17, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
>> I have been using bzr for all of my importlib work. It's worked out
>> well sans the problem that SOMEONE <cough>Barry</cough> has not
>> upgraded the bzr installation to support the newest wire protocol.
> I'm probably to blame for this. Debian doesn't come with the latest
> bzr revision (bzr evolves way too fast for Debian, so that even their
> backports infrastructure doesn't provide recent binaries). I'm fairly
> opposed to installing non-vendor packages on www.python.org, as those
> typically don't see any maintenance, and often break as the regular
> packages get upgraded.
> As a consequence, I would always request that whatever VCS Python
> uses: the version that is in the current Debian's "stable" distribution
> must be sufficient to use the VCS, and must in particular be sufficient
> on the server side.
Even if someone like me or Barry volunteers to maintain the
installation of the DVCS software? I would be willing to do this
if/when the replacement for svn is chosen.
> Unfortunately, the current Debian release is stuck in political debates,
> so that we still can't use subversion 1.5 on the server.
This is why depending wholly on Debian for everything can be annoying.
I understand the policy and support it overall, but in the case of
something like a DVCS that doesn't have ridiculous dependencies like
svn and someone explicitly taking the lead on the specific
installation it would seem like an exception could potentially be
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