[Python-Dev] Python source code on Bazaar vcs

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Sat Mar 22 10:50:51 CET 2008

Matthieu Brucher schrieb:

>     Good, because between this now and pytz the other 63 projects I
>     follow use
>     Subversion or Mercurial.
>     Bazaar seems to be mostly limited to Ubuntu users and stuff
>     Canonical does,
>     so the choice for a Bazaar setup next to Subversion strikes me a bit
>     as odd.
>     Mercurial is also Python, distributed and with a, as far as I (can)
>     track
>     things, bigger market share than Bazaar.

> This is not quite true. One of the main bzr developers is a Windows guy, 
> so the user base is/will be large, far larger than only Ubuntu. A lot of 
> projects switched to bzr because of this. Honestly, I think that Hg and 
> bzr fill the same need, but bzr developement at the moment is fantastic. 
> For a still young product it is a good think (Hg is older).
> One additional good think is that there is a Sourceforge-like site that 
> uses bzr ; launchpad.net <http://launchpad.net>. I don't know of 
> something equivalent for Hg.

In any case, the reason for using a VCS should never be the market share,
but its advantages for development, e.g. speed, usability, community


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