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:

I’m going to have to play around with bzr a bit more, but it looks very nice (and should require less typing than baz …)

2 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    Posted 15 August, 2005 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    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?

  2. Posted 15 August, 2005 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    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.