bzr-svn 0.5

Russel Winder russel.winder at
Wed Feb 4 16:15:42 GMT 2009


On Wed, 2009-02-04 at 16:52 +0100, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:

> NEWS.Debian should have similar notes, though they may be a bit less
> clear than the ones in UPGRADING. I'll see about integrating them,

I think there may be a need for some sort of critical warning to users
with the 0.4.x -> 0.5.x upgrade.  aptitude/synaptic/upgrade-manager will
do a upgrade as soon as it can and there is no warning that more than
just upgrading the plugin is required.

> > I am assuming that actually the best thing to do is to delete everything
> > from the cache in .bazaar/svn-cache and .bazaar/subversion.conf and to
> > restart from scratch?
> There shouldn't be a need to start over, though it may save you some
>  disk space (bzr-svn 0.5 will create new caches).

I have to admit I am moving rapidly towards restarting from scratch
since this would be cleaner.  I have only two branches that are going to
provide interesting activity and as a last resort I can compact all the
changes to a single commit without excessive pain.

> > Will I need to do anything to clean up Subversion repositories where I
> > have pushed a branch rather than dpushed?
> No, bzr-svn 0.5 will use the old metadata.

OK, cool.

At what point will I need to be careful about metadata in the Subversion

> > > Can you reproduce this issue when updating "fresh" branches after the
> > > first initial update after installing 0.5.0?
> > 
> > I am not sure I can reproduce anything now -- the branches are all in a
> > mess and I cannot rollback to 0.4.17 :-(  ;-)
> I have since reproduced this and am looking at releasing a 0.5.1 that fixes this issue.

I am glad you have been able to reproduce the problem -- saves effort
for me and there will be a fix :-)


BTW I am still a fan of using Bazaar as my Subversion client rather than
Git. but speed remains an issue.  Git is still way faster than Bazaar at
interacting with Subversion repositories.  More feedback after I have
created new branches using bzr-svn 0.5.0.

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