So many repo formats

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Tue Nov 18 21:32:30 GMT 2008

Am Dienstag, den 18.11.2008, 22:16 +0100 schrieb Gour:
> >>>>> "Matthieu" == Matthieu Moy <Matthieu.Moy at> writes:
> Matthieu> But AFAIK, WinXP is still able to execute 15 year-old MS-DOS
> Matthieu> binaries, And MS supports each of their OS for at least 5
> Matthieu> years.
> Hmm...
> Matthieu> So I don't think the analogy plays in favor of breaking
> Matthieu> compatibility.
> Lot of DOS programs cannot work any longer on modern CPUs...
> Otoh, e.g. there are GUI programs on e.g. WinXP which do not work by
> going from one SP to the other...
> All in all, I do not understand what do you want to accomplish with your
> remark...and if bzr devs think they must support all of them eternally,
> that's their decision in the same way I can decide which DVCS to use,
> but that it creates bad image in the public, it does indeed.
What is the problem with supporting old formats though? How is it
hindering users? 

I agree it is a problem that all formats are listed in various places,
such as "bzr help formats", since that confuses users and makes it
harder for them to decide what format to go with. But that is a separate
- ui - issue.


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