Minimum Bzr Version

Gervase Markham gerv at
Tue Jan 12 11:04:08 UTC 2010

On 11/01/10 21:12, Max Kanat-Alexander wrote:
> 	Does that sound good to everybody, or would you rather require an older
> bzr version at the expense of some performance?

The Bugzilla tree, as trees go, is pretty tiny, isn't it? Will the worse
performance characteristics of the older versions really affect us
significantly? I mean, a really active Bugzilla developer might check
out once a day, create a branch once a week, commit three times, do a
dozen diffs.

The time increase has to be traded off against the time needed to
install a new version of bzr. If you are on Windows, of course, it
doesn't matter too much - you need to install one whatever. But if you
are on a more sane platform, you might have one packaged by your OS
developer, and would prefer to stick with it. If diffs take 0.5 seconds
longer and committing 2 seconds longer on the old versions, I would
suggest the advantage doesn't outweigh the need to get everyone to
install a new version of bzr.

My OS, Ubuntu 9.10 comes with bzr 2.0.0. What do other major platforms
come with in their repos?

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