1.6 home straight

Michael Hudson michael.hudson at canonical.com
Tue Aug 19 07:12:31 BST 2008

Martin Pool wrote:
> 1.6final is very close now.  Here is what remains to be done:
>  * log has regressed; I think we should put back the hint to read the
> whole index before doing per-file log that was present in 1.5.  This
> would mean we have not removed the restriction that the indexes must
> fit in vm, but for things that do fit they'll be substantially faster.
>  It might be nice to add a cleaner "just a hint" api that does not
> mandate loading everything, but that could wait for a later release.
>  * https://bugs.launchpad.net/bzr/+bug/256409 "inconsistent delta with
> deleted directories" - this has not yet been reproduced either by the
> user or by us; Robert proposed a prophylactic check against this kind
> of revision which should be merged to 1.6; it does not seem like a
> good idea to slip the release.
>  * Jelmer has 'fix copying of root revision in inventory' which is
> approved and should be merged to 1.6.
>  * I believe there is a Windows-specific fix (?) which does not have
> 1.6 in the subject but wants to be merged across.
> Is there anything else?

The Launchpad Code team just found
https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/bzr/+bug/259275 (" pushing a
non-stacking format into a non-repo bzrdir with a default stacking
policy creates broken branch") which unfortunately, is rather serious
for the use of stacking on Launchpad.  If a fix doesn't make 1.6, I
guess we can disable stacking-by-default on Launchpad until 1.7 is
released, but it would be better to not have people using a broken
version at all...


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