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Re: Windows-specific questions about Bazaar

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Windows-specific questions about Bazaar
Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2009 16:59:56 -0500
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>  . CVS was notorious for problems when the time zone switches from
>    Standard Time to DST and back, even though modern Windows systems
>    and NTFS store times and file time stamps in UTC.  Typically,
>    unless you did something special, the first "cvs up" after the
>    switch would send the entire sandbox upstream.  (I even wrote a
>    program that moved all time stamps an hour forward or back to avoid
>    that.)  Does Bazaar cope correctly with this, assuming the
>    time-zone information is set correctly in the Registry?

AFAIK, bzr does not use time-stamps in a semantics-significant way.
So at most you may notice a slight performance hit when the time changes
because Bzr ends up scanning more files than strictly needed.
But it won't change the data sent over the network, AFAIK.


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