Changing type of file

Martin Pool mbp at
Wed Nov 8 01:24:33 GMT 2006

On  7 Nov 2006, John Arbash Meinel <john at> wrote:
> Aaron Bentley wrote:
> > Ben Finney wrote:
> >>> Howdy all,
> >>>
> >>> I remember that older versions of bzr had problems with changing the
> >>> file type, but thought that had been fixed with 0.10 or so. Apparently
> >>> not:
> > 
> > Yeah, not.  People wouldn't let me fix just commit.  They wanted me to
> > overhaul bzr's type handling.

I think just fixing commit would tend to make the same problems crop up
in status, diff, etc.  (I don't know if your patch had that problem or not.)

> Well, in the past month I've been realizing that we shouldn't stall as
> often as we do. Some of that is beyond my control (Robert and Martin
> have been busy with things other than doing code reviews). Some of it is
> also relaxing our requests a little bit, and avoid requiring perfection
> rather than allowing changes that just make things better but not perfect.

I like reviews and I like the comments I get, but there is definitely a
risk of saying "while you're there, can you..." too often.

> You may want to import that patch into Bundle buggy, as it should help
> to keep from forgetting it. One of the reasons I was trying to go
> through the backlog. Though I must say it *looks* nice to have the BB
> queue be less than a page long.

I really like bb. 


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