[Python-Dev] Looking for VCS usage scenarios

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Wed Nov 5 21:52:11 CET 2008

On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 07:35, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/11/5 David Ripton <dripton at ripton.net>:
>> All timings very approximate:
>> 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.
> :-) That's a fair point. But it's not the point I was trying to make,
> which is that I'd want whatever DVCS is chosen to make the initial
> experience of a casual user / newcomer as easy as possible. Why
> discourage them in the first 10 minutes (which, BTW, is much faster
> than my experience with bzr last time I tried the Python repo) when we
> can make them suffer for a whole year? :-) :-)

And improving our tool set and issue workflow is to help with that
time lag from patch submission to commit. We have to fix the means to
the end in order to improve the end itself.


More information about the Python-Dev mailing list