[Python-Dev] GSoC Student Introduction

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 10:34:44 CEST 2008

On 23/04/2008, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> > See http://python.org/dev/bazaar/ for info. And if you have any other
> > issues feel free to ask, Nick.
> I certainly can't speak for the respective mentors, but I feel that
> "use bazaar" really isn't the right answer to "can I get commit access?"
> So I think an answer to the question above involving bazaar might
> be "yes, but please don't commit to subversion, but only to the
> bazaar repository".

Agreed. Can I also point out that Bazaar isn't an official repository
for Python (yet). I don't want to open up the DVCS discussion again,
but I have recently finished looking at both Bazaar and Mercurial for
my personal use (including managing Python contributions) and decided
on Mercurial. A significant part of the decision was the fact that in
certain configurations, Bazaar is really, really slow.

It feels a little like Bazaar is becoming the "de facto" DVCS solution
for Python, and I'd like to avoid that happening until a proper
evaluation has been done.


PS If the fact that Bazaar repos are set up is an important factor
here, I'd be willing to set up the equivalent Mercurial repos -
although I would need access to the relevant boxes and possibly some
admin assistance.

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