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Re: bzr repository ready?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: bzr repository ready?
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2009 14:06:37 +0200

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> From: Óscar_Fuentes <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 21:39:11 +0100
> On bzr parlance there are no lightweight branches.

But the EmacsWiki page does use the "lightweight branch" terminology.
Should it be corrected?

> A non lightweight checkout supports committing changes without sending
> them to the parent branch, using a command line option.

When and why would this be useful?

> A lightweight checkout does not support this because it lacks the
> local VC data.

Would a lightweight checkout from the master repository be a good idea
for people who do not intend to send patches, just build the current
development version?

> Actually, a non lightweight checkout is what Bazaar calls a bound
> branch. You can unbind a non-ligthweigth checkout anytimme for
> converting it to a regular branch and you can bind a branch to some
> other branch to convert it to a checkout of that branch.

So checkouts and branches are mostly the same?

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