Recommended use of Bazaar for single-committer multiple-machine projects?

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at
Fri Dec 12 23:19:59 GMT 2008

On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 02:42:43PM -0800 I heard the voice of
Martin Pool, and lo! it spake thus:
> I was just wondering (in the light of Mary's bug reports) whether we
> should in fact remove the --local commit feature.  It was a good
> experiment, and I think checkouts are really useful, but local
> commits not so much.

I may be one of the more vocal anti--local's (at least, seemingly).  I
don't necessarily suggest removing it, though.  It needs to be
de-emphasized.  It certainly does NOT need to be something thrown in
as "Oh, and you can also..." when explaining bzr capabilities or
workflows  to new users.  But it has good potential uses, as a
special-case tool for experienced users who understand its

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