Format compatibility between different version of bzr

Vincent Ladeuil v.ladeuil+lp at
Fri Mar 28 07:51:14 GMT 2008

>>>>> "Ian" == Ian Clatworthy <ian.clatworthy at> writes:

    Ian> John Arbash Meinel wrote:
    >> Vincent Ladeuil wrote:
    >>>>>>>> "john" == John Arbash Meinel <john at> writes:
    >>> <snip/>
    john> Bazaar also has a policy, though, that when you "bzr
    john> branch" it preserves the source format whenever
    john> possible. This is to help prevent
    john> "watershedding". Where one user starts to use a new
    john> format, which requires the other users to upgrade to
    john> have access to their changes, etc. So by default bzr
    john> preserves the format so people have to actively chose
    john> to upgrade.
    >>> This is so clearly explained I wonder where you copy it from ? :-)
    >>> That should go into the doc.
    >>> Vincent
    >> I'm happy for it to go in there, I just don't know where in the docs it
    >> would go.
    >> Ian, care to do some copy&paste?

    Ian> Sure. This belongs in the pending Admin Guide IMO.

    Ian> I think it ought to also appear in the online help for the branch and
    Ian> checkout commands.

The upgrade command seems the most important place to me since
the user should be aware that it may break its ability to share
with his co-devs.


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