Bazaar and "Global Revision Numbers"

Jan Hudec bulb at
Wed May 17 09:41:35 BST 2006

On Tue, May 16, 2006 at 14:35:49 -0500, John Arbash Meinel wrote:
> Sharmarke Aden wrote:
> > In Subversion, repositories have global revision numbers and I was
> > wondering if Bazaar also has a feature akin to global revision
> > numbers.
> > 
> Yes, they are called 'revision-ids', and they are universally unique. As
> in across projects, repositories, etc.
> Subversion repositories each have a unique id for each repository, so
> UUID + revno is unique. Bazaar just uses unique revision ids for every
> revision.

I would add, that the bzr revision ID stays the same when the revision
is pulled/pushed to a different repository. This is what subversion
can't do, which causes various problems and need for hacky workarounds
in svk (a DVCS built on top of subversion).

						 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec <bulb at>
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