[Python-Dev] Mercurial?

Dirkjan Ochtman dirkjan at ochtman.nl
Sun Apr 5 11:55:22 CEST 2009

On 05/04/2009 11:06, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
> In particular, the Stackless people have requested that they move along
> with what core Python does, so their code should also be converted.

I'd be interested to hear if they want all of their stuff converted, or 
just the mainline/trunk of what is currently in trunk/branches/tags.

> - integrate with the buildbot

I've setup the buildbot infra for Mercurial (though not many people are 
interesting in it, so it's kind of languished). Using buildbot's hg 
support is easy. 0.7.10 is the first version which works with hg 1.1+, 
though, so we probably don't want to go with anything earlier.

> - come up with a strategy for /external (also relevant for
>    the buildbot slaves)

I'm not sure exactly what the purpose or mechanism for /external is. 
Sure, it's like a snapshot dir, probably used for to pull some stuff 
into other process? Seems to me like it might be interesting to, for 
example, convert to a simple config file + script that lets you specify 
a package (repository) + tag, which can then be easily pulled in.

But it'd be nice to know where and how exactly this is used.

> - decide what to do with the bzr mirrors

I'm assuming the bzr people have ways of importing hg repos. It's 
probably more effective for them to deal with this problem. If helpful, 
there are some scripts that do fast-exporting from hg repos.



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