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

Ross Patterson me at rpatterson.net
Thu May 14 04:13:06 CEST 2009

Hanno Schlichting <hannosch at hannosch.eu> writes:

> 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
> configuration.

Awesome!  I'd read the PyPI page when I saw mr.developer in the RSS feed
but it's page doesn't mention it will do status so I overlooked it.

Any other options out there?


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