On 21 June 2013 22:43, Chinmay Naik <chin.naik26@gmail.com> wrote:
For our bot, we will be having normal functions like creating/updating items, claims, sources etc.(the Trunk seems sufficient for these functions). I have started coding with the Trunk but now i am a bit concerned about the lifetime about Trunk branch. Any chances it may be get outdated and then i would have to port to Release??
It's mostly the backend code that is much cleaner in rewrite. As such, it is much easier to add/extend functionality, which can be useful with the changes that happen to wikidata - after all, the entire infrastructure is still somewhat under development.

Although trunk development will not stop soon, I would suggest to start new wikidata bots using rewrite, for the reasons above. 

I am also concerned about the pace of development of the Rewrite branch. From another thread, I have noticed about changes to editEntity() to create items etc... 
This is a change to the *wikidata api*. As an end-user of pywikipedia - trunk or rewrite - you should not notice these changes. As such, I am not sure why you connect this to 'the pace of development of the Rewrite branch'.

On 22 June 2013 21:37, Strainu <strainu10@gmail.com> wrote:
2013/6/22 Bináris <wikiposta@gmail.com>:
> We have no statistics on users but I think for some
> reason that trunk is more widely used.

The reason is python2, at least for me :)

Could you elaborate on that? Unless you are running an ancient version of python2 (<= 2.5), there should not be any problems running rewrite.