[Python-Dev] Python source code on Bazaar vcs

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Mar 20 20:42:22 CET 2008

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I'm happy to announce that we now have available for public  
consumption, the Python source code for 2.5, 2.6 and 3.0 available  
under the Bazaar distributed version control system.

The current Subversion repository is still the master copy of the  
source code.  We have not made a decision to move to Bazaar  
officially, nor have we made a decision to even move off of  
Subversion.  We're making these branches available exactly so that  
you, the Python developer community, can kick the tires and see if it  
makes sense to move to a different vcs.  Nothing will happen until  
after the Python 2.6/3.0 releases anyway.

All the gory details are documented here:


These branches are available both for core Python developers with  
commit privileges, and the wider world of developers without commit  
privileges.  It's this latter group that I think will find the most  
compelling immediate benefit from using Bazaar, because they will no  
longer need to maintain their own changes using a mass of patch files.

For more information on Bazaar in general, see:


You will probably be most interested in the Bazaar mirrors of the  
Subversion master repository.  We have a cron job that updates Bazaar  
from Subversion every 15 minutes.  It is also possible to push changes  
made in your Bazaar branches into the Subversion master, so you can  
keep reasonably up-to-date and interact with the Python source code  
solely via Bazaar.

Please let me know if you have any questions or anything in the docs  
referenced above aren't clear.  I know I need to document the Bazaar- 
 >Subversion workflow in more detail.

Huge thanks go out especially to Thomas Wouters who sprinted with me  
yesterday on getting the whole infrastructure up and running.  Thanks  
also to Martin v. Loewis, Sean Reifschneider, and the folks here at  
Pycon from the Bazaar project, Ian, Andrew, John, and Edwin.

- -Barry

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