[Python-Dev] Looking for VCS usage scenarios
jimjjewett at gmail.com
Wed Nov 5 17:22:00 CET 2008
David Ripton wrote:
> Time for average user to check out Python sources with bzr: 10 minutes
> Time for average user to check out Python sources with git or hg: 1 minute
> Time for average user's trivial patch to be reviewed and committed: 1 year
> I love DVCS as much as the next guy, but checkout time is so not the
> bottleneck for this use case.
I think Paul's point is that he wants to support people who have not
previously planned to contribute to python. Writing the patch may be
a matter of minutes, once they implement the fix for themselves.
Downloading a new VCS is a major commitment of time and disk space.
(And is there setup, and dealing with proxies?) It doesn't take as
long (calendar) as waiting for the review, but it takes long enough
(clock) that people may not bother to do it. And if they don't, what
was the point of switching to a DCVS?
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