New developer introduction

Mark Hammond mhammond at
Thu Feb 28 06:19:27 GMT 2008


I'm hoping to be able to contribute some of my development experience to
this wonderful project.  I've been involved with open source for well over a
decade, usually revolving somewhat around Windows - I'm committer to the
Python project and maintain the Python for Windows extensions ('pywin32')
along with various other bits and pieces, including the Mozilla 'pyxpcom'
Python bindings.

I've had some discussions with Steve Alexander and Martin Pool about the
things I could assist with, and they all boil down to better "integration"
with Windows - and primarily integration with Windows Explorer.  While this
presumably will mean helping out with the tortoise port, we also want to be
sure we take advantage of features unique to bzr but which may not fit with
the tortoise model.  Other fair game would probably include installers and
anything that generally doesn't work as well as it could on Windows.

Eventually I will know enough about how bzr works to make more specific
comments, but that will take some time.  In the meantime, I obviously
welcome all comments which can help enlighten me on the current state of
things, or even the current state of people's thoughts! I hope to attend the
bzr sprint at pycon, which I expect will give me a big boost along the
learning curve, but in the meantime I'll lurk around and try to get my head
around the current state of the bazaar...



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