DOCS Bundle format 4 aka 1.0alpha

Robert Collins robertc at
Fri Jun 22 03:50:45 BST 2007

On Thu, 2007-06-21 at 22:44 -0400, Aaron Bentley wrote:
> > It doesn't mention support for rich roots and subtrees as being
> > represented in the bundle, but I presume that must be to prevent
> bundles
> > from newer repositories being applied to older ones?
> It will mention the serializer used, and this falls under serializer
> mismatches, but I was really only focused on how to safely apply
> changes
> when they are compatible.
> When then are incompatible-- well, subtrees will cause xml5 or 6 to
> die
> screaming.  


> Rich roots are more subtle.  I think we'll have to ensure
> that transferring xml7 to xml5 doesn't lose any data, but I think we
> can
> do that reasonably easily. 

I thought we prohibited such transfers because the if the revision is
committed on top of in the xml5 repository, the root revision
information is trashed, and going back to xml7 data is made into
garbage. ?

Shouldn't the bundle compatability matrix be the same as the regular
'fetch' one ?

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