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

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Mon Feb 23 14:06:58 CST 2009

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 10:04, Stéfan van der Walt <stefan@sun.ac.za> wrote:

> 1) Distributed revision control system: David Cournapeau and myself have
> been test driving Git [1] 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.

> 2) Ticketing back-end: David is exploring RedMine [2], and I'd like to take
> a look at InDefero [3], but we'll do a careful analysis of trac-git (like
> FedoraHosted) too.

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.

While it is not entirely clear what is causing the scipy.org problems,
Trac does appear to be poorly behaved at least on that machine.
Dropping it for something more manageable IT-wise would be a benefit
by itself.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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