Bzr 0.14 released

Wouter van Heyst larstiq at
Tue Jan 23 03:40:51 GMT 2007

I'm pleased to announce the release of bzr 0.14. This release is stable
and suitable for general deployment.

and GPG signature:

md5 and sha1 checksums:
281c777f377cc149b6ba60c720f70033  bzr-0.14.tar.gz
90c6278b332f369585ca6db47b65c4e7c60d6a6f  bzr-0.14.tar.gz

Release branch:

A list of all bugs and features for 0.14 is kept by Launchpad at:

This release candidate has several performance and documentation improvements,
a different ignore pattern matcher (supporting regular expressions), variable
policies making it easier to apply settings to a hierarchy of branches (see
doc/configuration.text) and a controversial --pull option to merge allowing it
to degenerate into a pull when the branches have not diverged. Let us know what
you think of these changes.

Many thanks to all the contributors to this release! The contents of NEWS for
0.14rc1 are included below:

bzr 0.14  2007-01-23


    * ``bzr help global-options`` describes the global options. (Aaron Bentley)

    * Skip documentation generation tests if the tools to do so are not
      available. Fixes running selftest for installled copies of bzr. 
      (John Arbash Meinel, #80330)

    * Fix the code that discovers whether bzr is being run from it's
      working tree to handle the case when it isn't but the directory
      it is in is below a repository. (James Westby, #77306)

bzr 0.14rc1  2007-01-16


    * New connection: ``bzr+http://`` which supports tunnelling the smart
      protocol over an HTTP connection. If writing is enabled on the bzr
      server, then you can write over the http connection.
      (Andrew Bennetts, John Arbash Meinel)

    * Aliases now support quotation marks, so they can contain whitespace
      (Marius Kruger)

    * PyCurlTransport now use a single curl object. By specifying explicitly
      the 'Range' header, we avoid the need to use two different curl objects
      (and two connections to the same server). (Vincent Ladeuil)

    * ``bzr commit`` does not prompt for a message until it is very likely to
      succeed.  (Aaron Bentley)

    * ``bzr conflicts`` now takes --text to list pathnames of text conflicts
      (Aaron Bentley)

    * Fix ``iter_lines_added_or_present_in_versions`` to use a set instead
      of a list while checking if a revision id was requested. Takes 10s
      off of the ``fileids_affected_by_revision_ids`` time, which is 10s
      of the ``bzr branch`` time. Also improve ``fileids_...`` time by
      filtering lines with a regex rather than multiple ``str.find()``
      calls. (saves another 300ms) (John Arbash Meinel)

    * Policy can be set for each configuration key. This allows keys to be
      inherited properly across configuration entries. For example, this
      should enable you to do::
        push_location = sftp://host/srv/project/
        push_location:policy = appendpath

      And then a branch like ``/home/user/project/mybranch`` should get an
      automatic push location of ``sftp://host/srv/project/mybranch``.
      (James Henstridge)

    * Added ``bzr status --short`` to make status report svn style flags
      for each file.  For example::

        $ bzr status --short
        A  foo
        A  bar
        D  baz
        ?  wooley

    * 'bzr selftest --clean-output' allows easily clean temporary tests 
      directories without running tests. (Alexander Belchenko)

    * ``bzr help hidden-commands`` lists all hidden commands. (Aaron Bentley)

    * ``bzr merge`` now has an option ``--pull`` to fall back to pull if
      local is fully merged into remote. (Jan Hudec)

    * ``bzr help formats`` describes available directory formats. (Aaron Bentley)


    * A few tweaks directly to ``fileids_affected_by_revision_ids`` to
      help speed up processing, as well allowing to extract unannotated
      lines. Between the two ``fileids_affected_by_revision_ids`` is
      improved by approx 10%. (John Arbash Meinel)

    * Change Revision serialization to only write out millisecond
      resolution. Rather than expecting floating point serialization to
      preserve more resolution than we need. (Henri Weichers, Martin Pool)

    * Test suite ends cleanly on Windows.  (Vincent Ladeuil)

    * When 'encoding_type' attribute of class Command is equal to 'exact', 
      force sys.stdout to be a binary stream on Windows, and therefore
      keep exact line-endings (without LF -> CRLF conversion).
      (Alexander Belchenko)

    * Single-letter short options are no longer globally declared.  (Martin

    * Before using detected user/terminal encoding bzr should check
      that Python has corresponding codec. (Alexander Belchenko)

    * Formats for end-user selection are provided via a FormatRegistry (Aaron Bentley)


    * ``bzr missing --verbose`` was showing adds/removals in the wrong
      direction. (John Arbash Meinel)

    * ``bzr annotate`` now defaults to showing dotted revnos for merged
      revisions. It cuts them off at a depth of 12 characters, but you can
      supply ``--long`` to see the full number. You can also use
      ``--show-ids`` to display the original revision ids, rather than
      revision numbers and committer names. (John Arbash Meinel, #75637)

    * bzr now supports Win32 UNC path (e.g. \\HOST\path). 
      (Alexander Belchenko, #57869)

    * Win32-specific: output of cat, bundle and diff commands don't mangle
      line-endings (Alexander Belchenko, #55276)

    * Replace broken fnmatch based ignore pattern matching with custom pattern
      (Kent Gibson, Jan Hudec #57637)

    * pycurl and urllib can detect short reads at different places. Update
      the test suite to test more cases. Also detect http error code 416
      which was raised for that specific bug. Also enhance the urllib
      robustness by detecting invalid ranges (and pycurl's one by detecting
      short reads during the initial GET). (Vincent Ladeuil, #73948)

    * The urllib connection sharing interacts badly with urllib2
      proxy setting (the connections didn't go thru the proxy
      anymore). Defining a proper ProxyHandler solves the
      problem.  (Vincent Ladeuil, #74759)

    * Use urlutils to generate relative URLs, not osutils 
      (Aaron Bentley, #76229)

    * ``bzr status`` in a readonly directory should work without giving
      lots of errors. (John Arbash Meinel, #76299)

    * Mention the revisionspec topic for the revision option help.
      (Wouter van Heyst, #31663)

    * Allow plugins import from zip archives.
      (Alexander Belchenko, #68124)
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