VCS comparison table

Jakub Narebski jnareb at
Wed Oct 18 00:39:41 BST 2006

Aaron Bentley wrote:
>> This clears things up immensely. bazaar checkout != git checkout.
>> I still fail to see how a local copy you can't commit to is useful
> My bzr is run from a local copy I can't commit to.  To get the latest
> changes from, I can run "bzr update ~/bzr/dev".
> To merge the latest changes into my branch, I can run
> "bzr merge ~/bzr/dev".  It's also convenient for applying other peoples'
> patches to.

Can you do "bzr log" in 'checkout', without need to specify "~/bzr/dev"?
If not, how this differs from checking out (in git terminology) outside 
default working area, and requiring providing GIT_DIR or --git-dir for
Jakub Narebski

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