[Twisted-Python] version control, QA, branching ...
glyph at twistedmatrix.com
Sat Sep 14 00:48:40 EDT 2002
On Fri, 13 Sep 2002 23:13:20 -0500 (CDT), Allen Short <washort at twistedmatrix.com> wrote:
> my original take on arch was that its implementation made it
> unacceptable. but as i think about it, i'm not sure that's such a big deal;
> the design seems sound from the docs, and since it's written in a "software
> tools" style, incremental conversion to Python should be feasible if that's
> ever desired. So... it's tempting to try for some less-important
> repositories, i think. (TRDemo, perhaps?) The "FTP" and "shell" aspects of it
> are pretty nonessential to its operation, so far as i can tell.
I think this would be a huge distraction and not really worthwhile...
Arch is a good design for verison control. The implementation really does make
it unacceptable though. Stipulations like "POSIX /bin/sh" and "FTP" cause
problems with firewalls and portability.
By my informal estimate, half of the people interested in anonymous up-to-date
access to Twisted are using some version of Microsoft Windows XP behind a
firewall which ether breaks or doesn't allow FTP.
The "FTP" and "shell" aspects of it aren't essential to its operation, but they
are essential to its implementation. I wouldn't want to use arch any more than
I'd want to use aegis.
There's also the issue of tools. How long until we get viewcvs-like behavior
out of arch? Do these tools already exist? Where can I find them? Is the
author committed to doing GUI implementations of the frontend? I'd answer
these research questions myself, except regexps.com's web access is down now :)
It would be nice to be able to create branches more easily. However, "more
easily" is a lot more than just "better low-level design". It's emacs
integration, GUI tools, windows support, scriptability, and so on and so forth.
I don't forsee any of my projects moving to an alternative version control
system any time soon.
As always, if somebody comes along and implements something in Twisted, I would
be more inclined to consider it seriously; I could think of a lot of cool tasks
we could automate if the VC server itself had Python hooks. (Also, I imagine
that PB or HTTP would be more firewall-friendly and easily secured than
pserver.) Still, before migrating any actual code to it I'd want to see that
it had all the features mentioned above.
| <`'> | Glyph Lefkowitz: Traveling Sorcerer |
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