[Numpy-discussion] [IPython-dev] mercurial now has free hosting too

Matthieu Brucher matthieu.brucher@gmail....
Wed Mar 26 06:27:02 CDT 2008

2008/3/26, David Cournapeau <david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp>:
> Gael Varoquaux wrote:
> >
> > Except that very often when you do a "bzr up" you have to do a merge
> > because bzr makes obvious branching that is implicit with the svn model.
> bzr does not branch implicitly, as far as I know, so I am not sure to
> understand how this could happen if you only track one branch (which is
> what most people who just want to get the sources would do). At least,
> things could be set up such as people do see only one branch by default.
> That's how bzr itself is developed, for example: I track the development
> branch for a long time, I never had to use any merge command. Only pull
> (that's something I forgot in my former email: there is a difference for
> commit vs commit + push, as well as for up vs pull).

In the lastest NiPy sprint, we intensively used bzr. Each of us had its own
branch, and then we merged regularly with the trunk with push/pulls. In a
usual week, this is not always needed, but for a coding sprint, it is a nice
model :)


> Once
> > again, the tool is much more reliable than svn, and once you have
> > understood it, its a breeze, with less bad surprises, but many people
> > don't want to learn.
> I guess my argument is the following: there are several groups of people
> who may be interested in the sources. It is as simple as svn for
> occasional contributors (people who get source, people who do a trivial
> patch), and it would be different for people who significantly
> contribute to one of the project. But I don't think this later group
> includes people who do not want to learn :)
> cheers.
> David
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