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Re: bzr repository ready?

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: bzr repository ready?
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 23:36:02 +0100
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Unless you explicitly request it, a bzr branch or checkout carries the
>     full history of the branch. So `bzr log' does not need contact with the
>     repository.
> Does that apply to "lightweight checkouts" which is what someone said
> we should use?

No, lightweight checkouts carry no history. They are just the source
files and a pointer to the upstream branch, so they need to contact the
original repository from they were created for all
operations. Lightweight checkouts have its uses on certain advanced bzr
workflows or in the case that you can't afford 300 MB of hard disk
storage for storing the version control history.

> Or are you talking about "normal" checkouts,


> which reportedly are almost obsolete and going to be discontinued?

What is going to be obsoleted and discontinued is just the
terminology. "normal" checkouts, aka heavy checkouts, are now termed by
the bzr developers as "bound branches".


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