[IPython-dev] Bazaar on OS X
Tue Jun 24 17:47:08 CDT 2008
> Bummer! Please keep us posted.
> I have to say that I've given up on the whole 'history folding'
> problem, so I'm not 100% happy with bzr/lp either. Basically if you
> have truly diverged lines of work where you did work and committed
> locally while other devs pushed, a merge is inevitable (even if you
> keep several branches and push only from one that you don't develop
> in). And at that point, bzr does the whole 'dropped revisions' dance
> and folds history.
> But on the whole we do gain from the ability to flexibly merge (even
> with ugly history) and the support for contributors from launchpad is
> vastly better than manually managing accounts on scipy.org and playing
> admin-by-night, so it's a net gain. Just not a perfect one :)
Definitely not perfect, but I do agree that it is a net gain from
before. I would characterize this in the "Just Works" category, but
with a "Not always quite the way you want it to" clause. Judging from
past experience (CVS-> SVN->bzr) these decisions are likely not final
for all eternity.
> But definitely keep us posted on the nature of the OSX issues.
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