[Idle-dev] Fixing and Improving IDLE

Roger Serwy roger.serwy at gmail.com
Tue Dec 20 23:25:43 CET 2011


As far as I know, Mercurial does not support partial checkout. See 
http://mercurial.selenic.com/bts/issue105

- Roger

On 12/20/2011 10:40 AM, phil jones wrote:
> Seems a bit of overkill to have to check out the entire developers
> edition of python.
>
> Doesn't hg have submodules? Even if IDLE is in the standard library,
> it must be possible to treat it as a separate project from the
> developer's perspective and then merge it in when building a
> distribution.
>
> phil
>
> On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 3:53 PM, Roger Serwy<roger.serwy at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> The IDLE code is included with the standard library. It can be found in the
>> Mercurial repository referenced at http://docs.python.org/devguide/
>>
>> I agree that the wiki should include this information.
>>
>> - Roger
>>
>>
>> On 12/20/2011 06:58 AM, phil jones wrote:
>>> On the subject of forking and remerging etc. where's the IDLE code?
>>>
>>> Would it be a good idea to move it to GitHub or BitBucket under git or hg?
>>>
>>> Also, I'd suggest that if there's a page with information for
>>> developers, someone links to it from http://wiki.python.org/moin/IDLE
>>>
>>> regards
>>>
>>> phil
>>>
>>> On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 2:05 PM, Tal Einat<taleinat at gmail.com>    wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 10:58 PM, Sean Wolfe<ether.joe at gmail.com>    wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> What's idleX? Funny, I was thinking down the line of making my own
>>>>> fork of idle and calling it idleXL . Haha.
>>>>
>>>> Please, if possible, avoid creating yet another fork of IDLE!
>>>>
>>>> History has shown that it is very difficult to merge features from a fork
>>>> back into IDLE.
>>>>
>>>> Also, IDLE isn't getting too much developer attention as it is (except
>>>> for
>>>> Roger and Nick who have been doing a great job recently!), so it would be
>>>> great to have your efforts contribute to IDLE directly, in coordination
>>>> with
>>>> the few current developers.
>>>>
>>>> - Tal Einat
>>>>
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