What constitutes the "identity" of a changeset?

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Sat Mar 29 00:03:43 GMT 2008

On 28/03/2008, James Westby <jw+debian at jameswestby.net> wrote:
>  The problem with bzr's normal scheme for assigning names to revisions
>  is known as the "parallel imports" problem. If I were to take
>  all the tarballs ever released of the linux kernel and import
>  each in to bzr and then commit it I would have a representation of
>  the history of the kernel. Then if you were to do exactly the same
>  steps you would also have a representation of the same history.
>  However, using bzr's default scheme bzr would not consider these
>  two branches identical, i.e. they would have different names for
>  the last revision.

Yes, I think that's where I'm seeing a difference. Your post has
included a lot for me to think about. I'll ponder it and see where
that leads me :-)

Thanks for taking the time to explain,

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