[PythonCAD] Post R36 plans

Eric Wilhelm scratchcomputing at gmail.com
Fri May 25 01:06:43 CEST 2007

# from Art Haas
# on Thursday 24 May 2007 11:59 am:

>One thing I want to do, and I've said it before, is to replace the
>centralized Subversion repository with a distributed SCM.

I have some doubts that this will make that big of a difference to 
contributors.  Maybe there are a lot of people lurking here that will 
tell you differently, but svk already runs everywhere without you 
making changes to the repository, so if developers are being held back 
by the centralized SCM they should have figured out svk by now.

As for "patch latency" -- if indiscriminantly handing out commit bits 
for the branches/ dir doesn't do the trick, git won't either.

Casual developers in general don't typically have a great grasp of SCM 

That's just my take on it.  I think SCM is fairly minor among the number 
of factors in open-source community building.

While there's no science to it, I think the time/money, skill, and 
motivation factors are more significant.  What is the barrier-to-entry 
for developers and what audience (i.e. profession) are they in?

We who cut mere stones must always be envisioning cathedrals.
--Quarry worker's creed

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