[IronPython] The elephant in the room: source control for IronPython

Noah Gift noah.gift at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 14:10:44 CEST 2010

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 11:36 PM, Jeff Hardy <jdhardy at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 6:31 PM, Miguel de Icaza <miguel at novell.com>
> wrote:
> > Moving to Git seems like a no brainer to me: we only have to move
> IronPython
> > there.   If we were to pick another of the open source source code
> > management systems we would be moving both Ruby and Python away.
> Where I'm torn is that IronPython is between a rock and a hard place -
> on the one hand, I want to work closely with the Mono project (which
> would strongly imply using github), but I also want to be in sync with
> the Python community (which has largely embraced hg).
> Python's separated stdlib will be a Mercurial repo, and if IronPython
> were in Hg we could easily pull in the stdlib as a subrepo. However, I
> presume the DLR will stay on github, and we'll need to pull that in as
> well, which of course would be easier from git.
> Damned if we do, damned if we don't. I'm leaning towards Mercurial
> because I prefer it, and it seems like many other people do as well. I
> know hg can pull from git, but I don't know about the reverse.
> > If the concern is the UI for checking code out for Git, there is a
> > transparent bridge that exposes the tree to Subversion which has good
> > Windows clients.
> Tortoise-Git is actually very nice now. I don't think git's Windows
> support is really an issue anymore.
> Haven't tried it, but this looks interesting:


- Jeff
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