[Distutils] Eggs, zc.buildout, and Distributed Version Control, oh my!

Hanno Schlichting hannosch at hannosch.eu
Thu May 14 00:13:25 CEST 2009

Ross Patterson wrote:
> ....and of course the elephant in the living room, svn:externals.  :)

> Even with that, however, I still find the lack of a good "what changes
> have I made to all sub projects" overview to be rather painful.  Maybe
> this is outside the scope of the individual DVC tool and should be
> handled by an independent tool that aggregates status across projects.
> How do others handle this kind of situation?

Both the official Plone development and we at Jarn internally moved to
http://pypi.python.org/pypi/mr.developer for this use-case.

It has a among others a VCS agnostic "./bin/develop status" command and
gets rid of svn:externals in favor of managing them inside the buildout


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