[MERGE/RFC] Userdoc Driven Design on the Bazaar 2.0 UI

Eduardo O. Padoan eduardo.padoan at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 01:58:33 BST 2009

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 7:55 PM, Ben Finney <ben+bazaar at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> James Westby <jw+debian at jameswestby.net> writes:
>>   kill "heavyweight checkout" forever. Use "bound branch"
>>   instead.
>> There seems to be one too many concepts overlapping there, so this
>> could be a good chance to get rid of one. Perhaps "checkout"
>> is the better model for explaining what is going on in a heavyweight
>> checkout.
> Certainly I've had much better success explaining the concept when I can
> refer to people's existing understanding of a Subversion checkout. The
> whole “bound branch” thing is foreign and doesn't help these people;
> understanding almost always involves “Oh, you mean like a checkout?
> Well why didn't you say that then!”.

Agreed - actually I was going to reply someting like that. Bound vs
Unbound branches always sounded to me like a implementation detail o
obtain a svn-like behavior.

+1 for making checkouts lightweight by default, from a
not-so-new-but-not-an-expert-either user :)

    Eduardo de Oliveira Padoan

"Distrust those in whom the desire to punish is strong."
   -- Goethe, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky

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