[IPython-dev] Bazaar on OS X

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 18:13:29 EDT 2008

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 2:58 PM, Barry Wark <barrywark at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just a side note on the VCS side of things...
> Bazaar appears to have a bunch of problems on OS X with directories
> that are reached via AFP (Apple's file sharing protocol). I've filed a
> bug with the bazaar folks, but as we start to push towards having a
> more full featured Cocoa frontend for ipython, it's worth remembering
> that some potential developers on OS X will have trouble using bazaar.
> I'll keep the list posted on progress resolving this issue.

Bummer!  Please keep us posted.

I have to say that I've given up on the whole 'history folding'
problem, so I'm not 100% happy with bzr/lp either.  Basically if you
have truly diverged lines of work where you did work and committed
locally while other devs pushed, a merge is inevitable (even if you
keep several branches and push only from one that you don't develop
in).  And at that point, bzr does the whole 'dropped revisions' dance
and folds history.

But on the whole we do gain from the ability to flexibly merge (even
with ugly history) and the support for contributors from launchpad is
vastly better than manually managing accounts on scipy.org and playing
admin-by-night, so it's a net gain.  Just not a perfect one :)

But definitely keep us posted on the nature of the OSX issues.



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