• Read through the Bazaar docs. Became more convinced that the best approach is just to use all the launchpad facilities.
  • Created this scrum blog.
  • Continued converting the “Thinking in Python” doc to restructured text.


  • Auto convert all the code listings to the new format in restructured text
  • Need to start trying docutils on the output of the above doc
  • Will use the above doc as the starting point for the book (won’t necessarily keep everything in it, but it will be good starting fodder, where we can set up and test out the tools

Stuck on

  • Not sure what the various categories mean in wordpress, whether the project team members should just be “authors” or what.
  • Not sure whether the project should just have a single gateway committer. Probably start that way and change to pair review if that seems better.
  • Not sure about the structure of the project in terms of Bazaar. I should probably ask my friends Barry Hawkins and Mark Ramm, both of whom know a lot about version control.

One Response to “Bruce”

  1. cdleary Says:

    Categories are like tags that you want to make more permanent and/or pronounced. From what I’ve seen, people start off using tags and promote them to categories if they find a lot of their content uses that tag.

    In Launchpad there is a single “trunk” pointer. If the trunk gatekeeper (AKA maintainer) is a single user, it points at a branch owned by the user. If the maintainer is a group, it points at a branch owned by the group. Any user can host their own branch of the project on Launchpad and propose merges into the trunk, which are signed off on by the maintainer (user or group).

    The nice thing about Bazaar (and DVCS in general) is that there’s not much required structure. Everything is a branch, and that’s pretty much the end of the story. You can do things like tagging and multi-branch repositories like in Subversion, but I’ve never found a need to.

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