Huh, Facebook vanished from #Mercurial development since sometime in October 2018. They're not in the mailing lists, the IRC channel, and they're certainly not sending patches anymore.
I wonder what's up? They've been threatening to fork off for a long while now. I bet they finally did it.
I, for one, am relieved to see them gone. They did some good stuff but they were also a little unpleasant to work with.
@dimpase Unlikely but possible. They're still making public patches to their essentially fb-only hg tools.
I expect they'll resurface in a year or two with Facebookial or something.
@JordiGH hmm, 2018-10 is around when..:
1. Python 3 porting progress started happening (cf. https://www.mercurial-scm.org/wiki/Python3?action=diff&rev2=37&rev1=30 )
2. the Rust / Oxidation work starting picking up (cf. https://www.mercurial-scm.org/wiki/OxidationPlan?action=diff&rev2=23&rev1=22 )
Related to a worry about keeping internal codebases up to date with soon-to-be-rapidly-changing upstream(s)?
@gnomon Oh, could be! Neither of those things were fb-initiated. They really were always wanting to do their own thing and would get unhappy when there was pushback.
@gnomon Wait, there are problems with this theory. fb has bragged in the past how all of their codebase (except hg, I guess) has been Python 3 for a while. Also, they also wrote their own Rust hg server.
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