[Python-Dev] And the winner is...

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Tue Mar 31 05:57:27 CEST 2009

On Mon, Mar 30, 2009, Terry Reedy wrote:
> Michael Urman wrote:
>> Guido:
>>> We're switching to Mercurial (Hg).
>> And two hours later, GNOME announces their migration to git is
>> underway. I'd suspect a series of April Fools jokes, if it weren't two
>> days early. :)
> Like Python, Gnome was/is using SVN and tested (at least) GIT, bzr, and  
> hg mirrors, starting somewhat earlier than Python, for DVCS migration.  
> As announced in January, the majority of *their* developers preferred  
> GIT.  They started conversion then, in January, and made a progress  
> announcement on March 19 (not yesterday).
> http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gnome.devel.announce/15
> I fail to see any joke.  Different people have different tool preferences.

As Michael said, joke suspicion comes from the timing.  Combine that with
Guido's previous post about the Van Lindberg clause...
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