New candidate JEP: 369: Migrate to GitHub

Dalibor Topic dalibor.topic at
Mon Nov 18 12:31:45 UTC 2019

On 18.11.2019 12:56, Mario Torre wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 12:16 PM Dalibor Topic <dalibor.topic at> wrote:
>> On 14.11.2019 15:55, Mario Torre wrote:> Right, however none of those
>> projects so far have real world, directly
>>> comparable, experiences to share. JMC for one is still running on
>>> mercurial and will only transition to GitHub for the 8.0 release
>>> train, which isn't yet even open.
>>> I think we really need to get back to this proposal in an year or two
>>> when we understand more of the implications.
>> Considering that Mercurial requires [0] Python 2.7 and Python 2.7 has
>> six more weeks of life left [1], well ... I don't think it's realistic
>> to expect Mercurial to remain a generally useful tool for two more
>> years, in particular given that there is no roadmap [2] to move Python 3
>> support in Mercurial out of experimental/beta status in the coming weeks.
> Well, the same page links to this:

Yeah, that page says Mercurial support for Python 3 is 
beta/experimental, i.e. it's not really ready for those developers who 
don't use Mercurial to develop Mercurial themselves. ;)

Some off-topic, background reading on the current status can be found at 
[0], a fascinating longer post about the self-justifications for mostly 
focusing on Python 2 over the past decade can be found in [1].

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