[SciPy-dev] The future of SciPy and its development infrastructure

Robin robince@gmail....
Mon Feb 23 16:36:07 CST 2009


On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 9:46 PM, Charles R Harris
<charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 2:27 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 15:19, Charles R Harris
>> <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 2:11 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 15:06, Charles R Harris
>> >> <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > I think git-svn takes care of most of the branching problem on a
>> >> > local
>> >> > basis. Where it fall down, IMHO, is in testing a branch on the
>> >> > builtbots
>> >> > and
>> >> > sharing a branch among two or three people.
>> >>
>> >> Why is that? Push your git branch to github.
>> >
>> > Does github work with our buildbots?
>>
>> Probably not right now. But that's exactly the same problem if the
>> main repo were a git one, too.
>
> True enough, I'm not arguing for changing the main repository, just pointing
> out what I miss when making branches locally with git-svn.
>

Watching this discussion with interest... Although git seems to have
more momentum here, I though I would point out bzr-svn, which I think
allows distributed collaboration around a central svn-hosted branch
without the problems people have mentioned with git-svn. By storing
the bzr metadata in svn properties, a full bazaar branch can be hosted
in svn, so people can branch off it, merge with each other, merge back
etc.

In my experience it's worked very well for giving the distributed
benefits of branching from a centralised svn repo.

Cheers

Robin


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