I am very much in favor of this early move. Mercurial is robust, so it's just a question of capturing this history. With Dirkjan's able help, I'm quite confident of this process. And it will also help the Python community as a whole.

- Jim

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 6:01 PM, Frank Wierzbicki <fwierzbicki@gmail.com> wrote:
The move for Python to hg.python.org is currently stalled on a
requirement to enforce newline styles in their repository.  We
currently do not attempt to control line endings in the way that they

Given this, on IRC the other day Philip Jenvey suggested that we might
move to hg.python.org *before* Python makes the move.  This would have
the advantage of testing out the python.org infrastructure on our
project, which has a much smaller history to deal with.  And it gets
us onto a DVCS, which I believe is the future for open source projects
since it (IMO) lowers barriers to contribution.

Dirkjan Ochtman has offered to help, and has suggested that we use the
new subrepo feature of hg, which will give us a reasonable
svn:externals replacement (as I understand it).

So who is interested?  I believe I am.  Unfortunately there are some
bits of our branching history that cause some trouble, but again
Dirkjan has offered to take a look at the troubles (And if that
doesn't work, I may try to do some svn dump hacking).

The soonest that I'd consider doing this is after 2.5.1 is released.
Given the above, it would likely take longer (with a test repo for a
while, etc)



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