Simplified Tutorial

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at
Sat May 6 02:34:38 BST 2006

On Fri, May 05, 2006 at 09:18:08PM +0200 I heard the voice of
Erik B?gfors, and lo! it spake thus:
> I played around for about 10 min with a "using bzr in a centralized
> fashion for svn/cvs users"-tutorial.

I approached this problem a little while back with
<>.  I got a bit busy
before I got the third part written, and didn't bother trying to free
up any immense amount of time for it, because 0.8 was right around the
corner and would require reworking it anyway, so might as well wait
'till then   ;p

The biggest problem I had with existing "-for-CVS-users" and the like
tutorials is that they had nothing to do with using bzr if you're used
to CVS; they were all about "DVCS concepts for CVCS users", which is a
very different thing.  And the other existing tutorials all wander off
into realms of doing the branching and merging, which is all rubbish
from the standpoint of someone who's already comfortably using CVS.

I don't have any use for branching in most of my CVS use.  I don't
even have multiple PEOPLE involved in most of my CVS use; most of it
is just me, working on just one thing with just one mainline.  That's
the basis of the BzrSimple portion of my doc; just you, just one set
of files, no branching, slicing, dicing, pushing, pulling, merging or
ANY of that external complication.  And when you wander off into that,
people who by and large don't care about it right now _will_ wander
off.  As I say in the BzrSimple page:

    There's a line between "show how to use bzr" and "show what bzr
    can do". I propose to ignore the latter here, in favor of the

I'm still idly hoping to get time to finish and update it post 0.8.

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at
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