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

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Mar 31 18:21:52 CEST 2009

Aahz wrote:
> 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.

In private email, he explained that the py-dev announcement from Guido 
landed in his mailbox right next to a 'gnome-dev' request to cease 
commits until the GIT changeover was complete.  That coincidence, 
coupled with his personal git preference and not having closely followed 
the evaluating process of either group, lead to his reaction.  He also 
disavowed any intention to start a new bikeshed discussion.


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