[development] bzr battle plan

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Thu Nov 24 08:19:30 UTC 2005

Agreed.  Subversion makes branching and merging much easier than in CVS, which 
I understand is one of the main things people like about the non-CVS options 
being bandied about.  You don't need a fully distributed archive in order to 
maintain multiple branches!  The KDE project is several times the size of 
Drupal and they manage just fine with Subversion.  

Subversion also beats everything out there except CVS for adoption.  The 
toolchain is there, the mindshare is there, and new people coming to Drupal 
are far more likely to be able to say "Subversion, oh I know that" than with 
darcs, bzr, git, or whatever.  bzr only increases the barrier to entry for 
new developers.

On Thursday 24 November 2005 02:11 am, Adrian Rossouw wrote:
> My major issue with BZR is source repository browsing.
> We need a central web based interface to browse the repository, and
> do diffs and the like.
> Applications like this exist for both svn and cvs, but not for bzr.
> There is a php library for svn that would allow us to directly
> integrate it into Drupal
> (which would be great for a project management tool. Think trac in
> php, but with Drupal).
> So long as the files are in one location, I'm happy .. but I really
> do think we need to
> give cvs the boot. SVN is far simpler to comprehend, and script.
> On 24 Nov 2005, at 8:32 AM, Karoly Negyesi wrote:
> > bzr and Drupal.
> >
> > We now have a bzr mirror of the core. It's easier for a group of
> > people
> > to work on a bigger change in their own branch and submit a final
> > diff.
> > (hint. bzr diff --diff-options -F^f) Eventually, Dries may use a
> > bzr branch,
> > too and then instead of patches we may submit a link to a bzr
> > branch instead
> > of a patch file but this is not so important.
> --
> Adrian Rossouw
> Drupal developer and Bryght Guy
> http://drupal.org | http://bryght.com

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