New 1.14 RC date?
Brian de Alwis
bsd at cs.ubc.ca
Thu Apr 2 20:10:27 BST 2009
On 2-Apr-2009, at 11:31 AM, Jeff Licquia wrote:
> I seem to be hearing the developers say that the only proven way to
> get that broader testing is to let people play with beta formats
> without having to reinstall bzr. If you say this isn't true, what
> evidence do you have to counter the experiences of the devs?
Conversely, I don't recall seeing a request to the list to try the
brisbane-core enabled branch. I lurk on this list, mostly to pick up
tips on bzr usage, and I don't run bzr.dev. But I do have some
personal repos that I'd be willing to try brisbane-core on; I just
needed some guidance on fetching and building bzr.bbc. I'm sure there
are others in the same situation.
I found something like this to be sufficient for Unix users:
1. Fetch and build the latest source from the brisbane-core branch.
$ bzr checkout --lightweight bzr branch lp:~bzr/bzr/brisbane-core /
2. Install to a scratch location; this can be wiped out after
testing. This step seems necessary to ensure the pyrex stuff is
properly built and installed ('./setup.py build' doesn't seem to build
the pyrex files):
$ cd /tmp/bzr-bbc
$ ./setup.py install --prefix /scratch/location
3. To use the new bzr, PYTHONPATH must be explicitly set to the
installation location. Check that 'version' doesn't raise any errors;
I use --no-plugins to avoid plugins that are version-specific (e.g.,
$ alias bzr-bbc='PYTHONPATH=/scratch/location/lib/python/site-
packages /scratch/location/bin/bzr --no-plugins'
$ bzr-bbc version
should show version as 'Bazaar (bzr) 1.14dev'; check that the bzrlib
is properly resolved.
Assuming I've got this right, you should then be able to use 'bzr-bbc'
to branch other repositories. E.g.,
$ bzr-bbc selftest
$ cd /some/where/else
$ bzr-bbc init --gc-chk255-big /tmp/bbc-my-branch
$ bzr-bbc branch my-branch /tmp/bbc-my-branch
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