Version control discussion on the Python list
The Python developers have been discussing a migration off CVS on the python-dev mailing list. During the discussion, Bazaar-NG was mentioned. A few posts of note:
- Mark Shuttleworth provides some information on the Bazaar roadmap. Importantly, Bazaar-NG will become Bazaar 2.0.
- Steve Alexander describes how we use Bazaar to develop Launchpad. This includes a description of the branch review process we use to integrate changes into the mainline.
I'm going to have to play around with
bzr a bit more, but it looks
very nice (and should require less typing than
Been on the Ubuntu site some mins ago and been readin' about Bazaar. I wonder why Bazar if we have fine things like SVN. What's wrong with SVN? Because it's not written in Python?
James Henstridge -
Bazaar supports distributed development, while Subversion does not.
If you want to create a branch of a subversion repository, you need write access to the repository. With a distributed system, I can branch off from someone else's codebase without requiring their permission and be able to make use of the same features as the main developers.
If you've ever worked on a patch for some software managed in CVS or Subversion where you have no write access, then you'll know what I mean -- you have no way to make incremental commits, add new files, do a partial rollback, etc.