[SciPy-dev] The future of SciPy and its development infrastructure
Stéfan van der Walt
Mon Feb 23 14:35:01 CST 2009
2009/2/23 Robert Kern <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> 1) Distributed revision control system: David Cournapeau and myself have
>> been test driving Git  on SciPy and NumPy for a while. It is fast, well
>> supported, has great branch support, and is simple to use for the average
>> contributor, while allowing powerful patch-carving for the more adventurous.
> While I really like DVCS in general, I don't think there is much
> benefit to switching. The various DVCS-SVN bridges account for most of
> the benefits, I think.
The thing I miss most is merge support. They are working on that for
1.6, but all the DVC systems have it now. If we don't switch, we
should consider an official DVCS-based mirror, so that patches can be
supplied as links to Github or elsewhere.
> You may also want to consider using Roundup for just bug tracking and
> forgoing "integrated" solutions like the above entirely. We don't use
> the Trac wiki for anything we couldn't do on the Moin site.
Thanks, I completely forgot about Roundup. I remember it from yonks
ago when it won the Software Carpentry competition!
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