[Python-Dev] Python source code on Bazaar vcs
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.
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