[Python-Dev] GSoC: Core Python development tools

Guilherme Polo ggpolo at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 21:17:43 CET 2009

On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 5:03 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> Daniel (ajax) Diniz <ajaksu <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> But the real point is that, regardless of underlying VCS, there is a
>> choice between "having all core developers know by heart the right
>> switches and order of steps to correctly checkout/update ->( branch
>> locally) -> fix -> diff -> commit -> merge -> solve conflicts" and
>> "offering a little, well-documented script that takes care of the
>> switches and sequence of steps".
> Well, it seems to me that most of these steps are separated by manual
> intervention (e.g. compile and run the test suite to check that everything works
> smoothly), so there's no real point in making a script out of them.
> The real issues with svnmerge are its occasional bugs or failures (it forgot
> some changesets when merging in the io-c branch!),

Any chance you were not using the latest svnmerge when you did that
merge ? I've had problems like this when using older versions.

> its slowness, and its
> limitations (which are really inherent to the SVN model: e.g., if someone
> commits to the branch you have just started doing an svnmerge to, you have to
> revert everything and start over with the latest updates).
> Regards
> Antoine.
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