[Python-Dev] Mercurial?

Alexandre Vassalotti alexandre at peadrop.com
Sun Apr 5 07:55:03 CEST 2009

On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Aahz <aahz at pythoncraft.com> wrote:
> With Brett's (hopefully temporary!) absence, who is spearheading the
> Mercurial conversion?  Whoever it is should probably take over PEP 374
> and start updating it with the conversion plan, particularly WRT
> expectations for dates relative to 3.1 final and 2.7 final.

I am willing to take over this. I was in charge of the Mercurial
scenarios in the PEP, so it would be natural for me to continue with
the transition. In addition, I volunteer to maintain the new Mercurial

Off the top of my head, the following is needed for a successful migration:

   - Verify that the repository at http://code.python.org/hg/ is
properly converted.
   - Convert the current svn commit hooks to Mercurial.
   - Add Mercurial support to the issue tracker.
   - Update the developer FAQ.
   - Setup temporary svn mirrors for the main Mercurial repositories.
   - Augment code.python.org infrastructure to support the creation of
developer accounts.
   - Update the release.py script.

There is probably some other things that I missed, but I think this is
a good overview of what needs to be done. And of course, I would
welcome anyone who would be willing to help me with the transition.

-- Alexandre

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