[MERGE] Developer documentation of repository stacking

Michael Hudson michael.hudson at canonical.com
Thu Sep 4 21:32:02 BST 2008

Martin Pool wrote:
> This adds some architectural overview information about repository stacking,
> inspired by the confusion in https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/bzr/+bug/261315
> about how it should work on the server.


> +A repository opened from an hpss server is never stacked on the server
> +side, because this could cause complexity or security problems with the
> +server acting as a proxy for the client.  Instead, the branch on the
> +server exposes the stacked-on URL and the client can open that.

It seems to me that this means we're going to need a way to open a
stacked branch without opening the basis branch...


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