[Python-Dev] Semi-official read-only Github mirror of the CPython Mercurial repository

Eli Bendersky eliben at gmail.com
Mon Sep 30 15:58:49 CEST 2013

> https://github.com/python/cpython is now live as a semi-official, *read
> only* Github mirror of the CPython Mercurial repository. Let me know if you
> have any problems/concerns.
> I still haven't decided how often to update it (considering either just N
> times a day, or maybe use a Hg hook for batching). Suggestions are welcome.
> The methodology I used to create it is via hg-fast-export. I also tried to
> pack and gc the git repo as much as possible before the initial Github push
> - it went down from almost ~2GB to ~200MB (so this is the size of a fresh
> clone right now).
> Eli
> P.S. thanks Jesse for the keys to https://github.com/python
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> Awesome! I find Github way nicer for reading source than hg.python.org's
> web interface, any chance I could convince you to do this for the peps repo
> too? ;)

Yes, that shouldn't pose a problem. I'll let it hum for a couple of days
just to see everything is OK and then I'll add peps too.

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