[Python-Dev] Looking for VCS usage scenarios
barry at python.org
Wed Nov 5 15:13:44 CET 2008
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On Nov 5, 2008, at 6:09 AM, Paul Moore wrote:
> I'll freely admit a (not very) hidden bias here - the slowness of an
> initial clone (or going through the "download a shared repo, unpack
> it, create a branch and update" rigmarole) makes this a nasty test for
> Bazaar. But I do nevertheless think it's an important use case, as
> it's all about encouraging casual users to contribute.
One thing that we're not taking advantage of on code.python.org for
Bazaar is "stacked branches". This is basically an indirection
technique that doesn't require a full revision history download to get
started. Stacked branches greatly improve performance for the initial
pull and push, and reduces disk usage on the server.
When the new machine is in place, I'll make sure we provide stacked
branches for the MvL Experiment.
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