[Python-Dev] Looking for VCS usage scenarios

skip at pobox.com skip at pobox.com
Wed Nov 5 19:16:51 CET 2008

I apologize that I haven't read whatever Brett's written so far, but I just
haven't had time, and don't know if there's a PEP yet (and if so, what its
number is).  I did want to get my questions/confusion on the record though.

What DVCS fits my poor brain best?  I feel I'm like a dinosaur not being
able to figure out how I'm supposed to contribute changes to the system.

Do I:

    * commit my changes to some central branch?

    * commit my changes locally then create diffs I then submit to the

    * commit locally then push them somewhere?

    * commit locally then ask someone to pull?

    * Not commit anything anywhere but just submit patches to the tracker?

In addition:

    * Will there be a central repository?

    * How will I know which of possibly many repos is "authoritative"?

    * How will I discover other repos?  For example, if the safethread stuff
      is sitting somewhere in a repository can I find it on my own somehow?

    * Will a DVCS allow simpler operation as if we are still using a
      centralized system like CVS or Subversion?



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