Changesets feature complete

John A Meinel john at
Sun May 21 17:50:56 BST 2006

John A Meinel wrote:
> Aaron Bentley wrote:
>> Aaron Bentley wrote:
>>> Michael Ellerman wrote:
>>>> # bzr cset -r 1..-1 > patch
>>>> I was expecting this to be equivalent to the concatenation of all the
>>>> individual changesets between 1 and -1. But it's not quite. The last
>>>> changeset seems to contain stuff from way back in the past, which is
>>>> confusing because it means the message doesn't accord with the diff.
>>>> I'm not sure if that's the expected behaviour or not.
>>> This is by design.  'Changeset' is a really bad word to describe what
>>> these things have become-- they're more like a collection of revisions
>>> in a textual format.
>> I should clarify that it's by the *current* design.  I'm not stuck on it.
> First, let me say thanks for cleaning up my work, and getting it into a
> usable state.

I wanted to warn you that I'm going ahead and taking a stab at cleaning
up and refactoring the changeset code, (moving the reader stuff into
serializer, etc).
It is the kind of change that will probably cause lots of conflicts, so
you may want to wait a little.

I'll be posting everything to my 'w-changeset' branch.


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