Switching to Bazaar (bzr)
tm at sci.fi
Sun Dec 21 14:22:28 UTC 2008
On 20.12.2008 20:57, Max Kanat-Alexander wrote:
> However, this is the place to talk about the proposal, since
There's few utilities I'd like to still work without much complication
so I can still review and write patches for the Bugzilla Project. As
long these are addressed one way or another, I can be convinced to move
to bzr or some other CVS.
1) "cvs update" to bring my landfill test instances up to date (and
show all conflicted and modified files),
2) "cvs update -C" to blow away all modifications on an instance,
3) "cvs diff" to make reviewable patches and see local changes,
4) "bzpatch" to install patches from BMO,
5) Landfill Patch Database Administration website and scripts still
functional so new test instances can be easily created for new branches and
6) Bonsai and MXR utilities to view sources and their changes.
[7) Some other utility as I have a feeling that I'm forgetting something
As I currenly understand, bzr supports same command sets than cvs so
point 1 through 3 should work. And I'm sure you or someone else can fix
points 4 through 5 on landfill. That leaves point 6 that might or might
not be fixed with loggerhead (but this is not the most important point
for me anyway). Does MXR already support bzr?
> "CVS is great and we shouldn't move away from it," is an
> argument that we are probably all guaranteed to ignore. :-)
CVS is working just fine for me.
> However, I'm open to arguments that we should move to some
> *other* VCS, or talking about how the move to bzr should go, or
I do hope bzr's loggerhead that is supposed to replace Bonsai is much
more functional than the hg thing Mozilla uses is. It's so cumbersome to
use it that I simply can't get anything done with it. :(
So if there's no better implemention of Bonsai for Mercurial then I'd
vote against choosing it.
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