Rev 4976: (nmb) Explain bound branches in "branches" help topic in file:///home/pqm/archives/thelove/bzr/%2Btrunk/ Patch Queue Manager pqm at
Wed Jan 20 18:55:14 GMT 2010

At file:///home/pqm/archives/thelove/bzr/%2Btrunk/

revno: 4976 [merge]
revision-id: pqm at
parent: pqm at
parent: nmb at
committer: Patch Queue Manager <pqm at>
branch nick: +trunk
timestamp: Wed 2010-01-20 18:55:04 +0000
  (nmb) Explain bound branches in "branches" help topic
=== modified file 'bzrlib/help_topics/'
--- a/bzrlib/help_topics/	2010-01-08 07:34:31 +0000
+++ b/bzrlib/help_topics/	2010-01-20 14:53:08 +0000
@@ -520,11 +520,19 @@
 branch history is stored), but multiple branches may share the same
 repository (a shared repository). Branches can be copied and merged.
+In addition, one branch may be bound to another one.  Binding to another
+branch indicates that commits which happen in this branch must also 
+happen in the other branch.  Bazaar ensures consistency by not allowing 
+commits when the two branches are out of date.  In order for a commit 
+to succeed, it may be necessary to update the current branch using 
+``bzr update``.
 Related commands::
   init    Change a directory into a versioned branch.
   branch  Create a new branch that is a copy of an existing branch.
   merge   Perform a three-way merge.
+  bind    Bind a branch to another one.

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