[PEBKAC] Bzr mixing up branches?

Sohail Somani sohail at worklogassistant.com
Mon Feb 2 00:22:33 GMT 2009

Ben Finney wrote:
> Sohail Somani <sohail at worklogassistant.com> writes:
>> Maybe we can start from scratch. What I want to do is:
>>  - Have a central repository
>>  - Ability to branch and do development for the next release
>>  - Simultaneously maintaining a stable release branch with bug fixes
> You may not yet be aware that Bazaar has a very nice (entirely
> optional) “centralised workflow” using a checkout model
> <URL:http://bazaar-vcs.org/Tutorials/CentralizedWorkflow>.
> That allows you to have a remote repository checked out in a local
> working tree: your commits are stored in the remote repository.
> The revision data is *also* stored locally, so that everything else
> about Bazaar's distributed nature continues to work. You can make
> local-only branches for (e.g.) temporary changes, without needing to
> do anything special.

I was kind of aware in the sense that logically, centralized development
should still be possible with a DVCS. Anyway, this seems like the
document for me to read! Thanks for pointing me to it.

>> Maybe I should not use bzr but I really like the merging capability.
> Yes, it's very nice; it's the inspiration for the logo :-)
>> I am slowly training myself not to type push/pull but it is still
>> quite error-prone for me. I just did it again!
> Instead, use a checkout. That way, you use ‘bzr commit’ to commit
> remotely-and-locally in one operation, and ‘bzr update’ to get any
> changes from the remote repository into the local checkout.

Looks like this is what I should be doing (and what the others were


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