[MERGE] Make typing 'bzr' under win98 do something useful

Ian Clatworthy ian.clatworthy at internode.on.net
Wed Jul 4 09:37:02 BST 2007

Alexander Belchenko wrote:
> John Arbash Meinel ?8H5B:
>> Martin wrote:
>>> On 20/06/07, Alexander Belchenko <bialix at ukr.net> wrote:
>>>> It's a known problem since 2005.
>>> Right, this is the core point really, rather than waiting more years
>>> for a big patch that corrects, works around, or just notifies of all
>>> the unixy assumptions in the code, I think it's better to add a short,
>>> prominent note now. Then when/if the big patch is ready, it's not hard
>>> to chop those couple of lines back out at the same time.
>> Assuming that you have shared file-level locks isn't exactly a "unixy assumption".
>> That said, if there is reliable win98 detection, we could just have format
>> --knit stay the default there, and not issue upgrade requests.
>> You could even do it in a "win98" plugin that just set the default WT format,
>> and set WorkingTreeFormat3.upgrade_recommended = False.
>> And it will default the working tree to format 3 and not bother you about it.
> May be its good start for limited mode on win98.


So where is this patch up to? Are you happy to resubmit a new one given
Alex's feedback and John's suggestion w.r.t. a win98 plugin?

Ian C.

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