[Python-Dev] GSoC: Core Python development tools
Daniel (ajax) Diniz
ajaksu at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 16:04:22 CET 2009
Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> 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
> so there's no real point in making a script out of them.
The idea would be to provide scripts for each step that people think
should be easier/automated. Like running the provided testcase before
and after applying the corresponding patch. Or making sure to build
before running tests for a patch that touches C code.
> The real issues with svnmerge are its occasional bugs or failures (it forgot
> some changesets when merging in the io-c branch!)
Who's handling those bugs? Is any of them avoidable/easier to
catch/easier to workaround with a script that checks for, e.g.,
svnmerge version, svnmerge correct usage and completeness of the
merge? I think this proposal could help reproducing those issues and
fixing/mitigating them until a better solution is available.
> its slowness,
Maybe something could be improved in svnmerge, as Martin suggests. Or
merging could be made a bit easier, so people would backport their
commits themselves more often and the laundry list merges could be a
> 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).
We have discussed this off-list and I have no answer regarding SVN limitations.
If a svnmerge-on-top-of-hg or svnmerge-on-top-of-bzr script can be
used to merge SVN branches with the exact same results of the real
svnmerge, only faster and prettier, maybe it should be considered for
If/when the main Python repository moves to a DVCS, scripts that allow
people to perform the same steps they currently perform to achieve the
same results might help the transition.
I won't mention the bzr-on-top-of-git part :)
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