Bzr plugins *must* die!

Robert Collins robertc at
Wed Sep 24 01:42:07 BST 2008

On Wed, 2008-09-24 at 10:21 +1000, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:

> So, here we have version problems with plugins making the otherwise
> stable base tool un-reliable. Is it not an obvious solution to pull
> many of the very stable plugin packages into the main bzr tree?

No :)

Authors of plugins already submit various plugins into the main bzr
tree. And to do so they have to meet all the normal bzr quality control
mechanisms, including documentation, code quality, test coverage etc.

And as Jelmer says it's not necessarily the best thing for the plugin.

Your problem though is not related to plugins specifically:
 - the packager of bzrtools/bzr hasn't got their metadata matched up
with the plugins needs.

This can happen between bzr and a plugin, but also between bzr and a
core library. Its happened before and it will happen again in both
cases. Making bzr more monolithic may reduce this a little, but it
definitely won't remove it.

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