[Python-Dev] Submitting changes through Mercurial
skip at pobox.com
skip at pobox.com
Tue Mar 22 16:37:04 CET 2011
>> I still don't understand what that's supposed to look like. Is it
>> supposed to be a URL which refers to my local repository?
Senthil> No, it is the "Remote Repository". It could be one at
Senthil> bitbucket.org or code.google.com, both of which support
Senthil> creating mercurial repositories. Or it could be a repository at
Senthil> hg.python.org and with a url like hg.python.org/sandbox/skip or
Senthil> You will have to 'push' your changes to those so that they are
Senthil> publicly visible and then point that url in the bug-tracker.
I can see this turning into a giant bowl of spaghetti. How in the world are
people supposed to understand how all these repositories are related to each
Senthil> You can do that or use one of existing facilities available for
Senthil> pushing your code to a public hg repository.
Doesn't that just complicate my setup? Let's just consider the cpython repo
(is that the right term? maybe branch instead?). Today, I have a local
repository named "cpython" which refers to ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/cpython as
its default. Now you suggest I need to create another public repository.
So my "chain of command" becomes: local depends on my global, which depends
on the real cpython global. Now replicate that for the different active
branches (2.7, 3.2 at least).
Senthil> And when you pressed "Create Patch" button, it created a patch
>> Sorry, I don't see a "Create Patch" button anywhere. Are you
>> referring to some sort of Mercurial GUI?
Senthil> No, the same http://bugs.python.org/issue11591 You have to be
Senthil> logged into the tracker to see "Create Patch" under a section
Senthil> called "Repositories containing patches"
I was logged in. It is not obvious. In addition, now that I've found it, I
see that there are two. WTF?
The Roundup interface is getting extraordinarily messy. In the above case I
count 23 user interface components for just that one case, not including all
the Remove buttons for the individual comments:
5 in classification
13 in process
1 Submit changes button
2 under Files/file name
2 under Files/Repositories containing patches
The above count does not include simple HTML links, which themselves can be
just as important as the buttons, text areas and pop up menus.
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