[Python-Dev] Mercurial?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Apr 5 19:50:07 CEST 2009

Dirkjan Ochtman wrote:
> 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.

Richard Tew would be the person discuss the details with.

>> - 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.

Ok, that's a problem. We currently run 0.7.5 on the master, and have
made custom changes that need to be forward-ported. IIUC, this will
also mean that the waterfall default page is gone, which might surprise

I suppose all slaves also need to upgrade.

>> - 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.

Take a look at the batch files in Tools/buildbot - they are the
primary consumers. PCbuild/readme.txt also refers to it.


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