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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: darcs vs tla

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: darcs vs tla
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 15:38:00 +1100

On Thu, 2004-11-11 at 11:40 -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 11, 2004 at 12:10:06PM -0500, Aaron Bentley wrote:
> > John Goerzen wrote:
> > Hmm.  I wonder if there might be even better ways to support this use 
> > case in Arch.
> > 
> > Is it the repository that's useful or the fact that you can commit?  It 
> > certainly seems conceivable to have a commit-style command that would 
> > transparently create a local version of the upstream branch in your 
> > archive on the first commit.
> It's committing, and having everything preserved.  With Arch, it's:
> 1. A lot of work to tag something to a local repo, do all of that crap,
> then merge it back later, and finally commit it back later

This is /mainly/ a UI problem. fai has some sort of branch-the-local-dir
command, I'm sure. bazaar can do 'branch $new-version' in a checked out
tree, which will tag, apply-delta, set-tree version and generally track
the details for you.

> 2. This approach loses the diffs for each individual commit that was
> done, at least in the master repository.

Sigh. pure-merge. Been there, done that, it works fine.


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