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

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Sat Oct 30 03:33:21 CEST 2010

On 28/10/2010 20:15, Noah Gift wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 6:34 AM, Michael Foord 
> <fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk <mailto:fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk>> wrote:
>     On 28/10/2010 03:53, Steve Dower wrote:
>         I'll add in a vote for Mercurial (voting always seems to be how to
>         decide on VCS), though I still believe that SVN works better for a
>         contribution/review/patch workflow.
>     Distributed version control systems are very good for distributed
>     development (funny that). Whilst I'm not proposing we use bzr (I
>     would *very* much like us to use mercurial though), our workflow
>     at Canonical with bzr and launchpad is great. You develop in a
>     branch (branching is very easy with dcvs') and push to launchpad.
>     On requesting a merge review you get a great web interface with
>     viewable diff and when the merge is approved you merge back onto
>     trunk. (Branching and merging are substantially easier with hg /
>     bzr / git than with svn.)
> (From the peanut gallery). One potential benefit to having the project 
> live at Canonical is that Michael works there, and Canonical may be 
> interested in helping officially support it.  Stranger things have 
> happened.....

Hehe, I certainly can't speak for canonical on that score... :-)

All the best,


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