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Re: adding branches to bzr?

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: adding branches to bzr?
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 10:21:23 +0900

Karl Fogel writes:
 > Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:
 > >My understanding is that there's negligible cost to adding multiple bzr
 > >branches to the central repo (in terms of, say, server resources or bzr
 > >log output).  Is that right?  If so, I guess it won't hurt to start
 > >making branches for the features lined up for Emacs 24 (which we'll
 > >begin concentrating on in a couple months, once 23.2 draws closer to
 > >release).
 > If they're all in a shared repository without working trees on Savannah,
 > (which I believe to be the case), then branches are very cheap, yes.

Caveat: Joakim must have branched from one of the branches in the
shared repository.  Since his branches are fairly old AIUI, that
probably is too much to hope for as a side effect of the CVS->git->bzr
process.  I'm not sure how easy it would be to preserve his git
history, but if he doesn't care much about that (presumably it's in
a ChangeLog or he can generate one from git log), the branch-from-
Emacs-of-Christmas-present-with-One-Big-Patch approach isn't too bad
for moderate-sized, focused changes like the ones he mentions.

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