[IPython-dev] Experience with launchpad

Ville M. Vainio vivainio at gmail.com
Sun Oct 5 12:28:25 EDT 2008

On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 7:34 AM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:

>> 1) Speed
>> launchpad seems slow to me. Is it in real life use?

The push / pull speed doesn't matter all that much. It typically
happens when you are "done" with your work, so you can do that in the

For limited options (assuming that you don't want to use money) with
you could use:

http://www.bitbucket.org/  (hg)
http://github.com/   (git)

As Fernando already said, git was not considered because they have
quite a bad windows story (requires cygwin). hg would have been the
best choice, if only there were something like launchpad available.
bzr is a bit easier to learn/use than hg, and depending on the size of
your project (mostly the amount of commits), the performance
difference may or may not be a big deal.

That being said, anything is much better than sourceforge ;-)

Ville M. Vainio

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