[IPython-dev] Launchpad?

Ondrej Certik ondrej at certik.cz
Sat Feb 9 07:15:54 EST 2008

On Feb 9, 2008 1:08 PM, Gael Varoquaux <gael.varoquaux at normalesup.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> Pardon me, but you almost sound like a troll :->.
> Let me tell you why git is totally out of question. It works terribly
> poorly under windows. Up to recently it did not work at all under
> windows. Now it requires cygwin, and is terribly poorly integrated with
> the system.
> About Canonical reinventing the wheel with bzr. Well there might be more
> than one solution to one problem. Git, hg and bzr have all had their pros
> and their cons. The DVCS is a young field, and different players have
> tried different solutions. Currently the difference between hg and bzr is
> leveling off, as bzr is focusing on performance, and hg is focusing on
> merge. Anyhow, I don't want to go in another endless hg vs bzr discussion
> (I don't mention git for the reasons given above). Bzr works very well
> under windows, as one of its main developpers runs windows. I have
> seen hg successfully used under windows. I have used both, and I know
> both get the work done.
> I favor doing whatever gets the work done the easiest. It happens that
> launchpad is a very convenient (though not perfect) web platform. I use
> it for other projects, and I have been pleased not only by the current
> features, but also by the features they keep adding. These guys listen to
> their users. Moreover, I want to stress that a choice taken now can be
> revoked later. What matters is getting the work done!
> My 2 cents,

You are right.

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