On Sep 15, 2009, at 4:56 AM, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> In my experience distributed SCMs add bottlenecks to development  
> that we
> currently do not have in the Zope community: with both our shared svn
> repository and distributed SCMs everyone can branch everything, but  
> with
> distributed SCMs you have to ask a maintainer to merge any changes,
> something everyone can do directly right now.

FWIW, this is some variable degree of wrong.

1) "Everyone" cannot merge changes right now: only developers that  
have commit privileges can do that.  That's what you meant, I expect.

2) Our current arrangement, as well as many others, can be  
accomplished with a DVCS.  Launchpad + Bzr definitely support this.   
You would have a Launchpad team of committers, with managed  
membership; and have the official branches owned and controlled by  
this team.

Generally, I'd be surprised to learn that Bzr/Launchpad were alone in  
supporting this, but they are the only ones I can vouch for.  For  
instance, I'm almost positive that github also allows you to have  
multiple committers to a single branch, though I don't remember the  

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