[Distutils] [buildout] branches languishing? (site-packages and distutils scripts)

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Mon Mar 26 13:41:14 CEST 2012

On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 4:10 AM, Vincent Pelletier <vincent at nexedi.com> wrote:
> Le Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:39:22 -0400,
> We would be happy to help converting
> the repository -


So, I guess the first step is to gather git ids for past
contributors. :/ I can work on this.  I suppose then it's a matter of
running svn2git, which I've already done successfully once.

Question for everyone interested, do you think I should copy the whole
zc.buildout project, and thus its history?

Or would it be better to start a new project based on the 1.4 branch
(or 1.4.4 tag)? The later would be simpler, as I wouldn't have to
chase down (often non-existent) git ids for past contributors.

Does anyone have any objections to renaming the project "buildout"?
I expect that most existing recipes would work with the new
buildout.  Recipes that import zc.buildout (zc.buildout.easy_install)
would be broken.  Those recipes would be likely to be broken
by changes we'd make (like omissions of the new 1.5-based
APIs) anyway.


Jim Fulton

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