Will re-basing support be added into Bazaar core ?

John Arbash Meinel john at arbash-meinel.com
Fri Apr 17 15:44:17 BST 2009

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Richard B. wrote:
> After playing with Bazaar and reading about DCS' in general on the
> web, I feel reasonably confident about using it for the feature branch
> workflow. As re-basing seems to be a fundamental part of this
> workflow, I'm wondering whether re-basing will be added into the
> Bazaar core, without the need for the re-basing plugin ?

I have created 400 some odd feature branches of bzr without ever rebasing.

So at a minimum, I would reject the hypothesis that rebasing is a
*fundamental* part of a feature branch workflow.

That said, I can understand there are times when people would be
interested in having the functionality. I opposed to rebasing in the
theoretical sense, but not in the practical one. So if someone wants to
take the rebase plugin, and polish it to the point that it has the same
test coverage, etc as the rest of bzr, I would certainly review it for

Note that rebasing by its nature is a bit lossy and slightly
destructive, so it would need rather thorough testing IMO, for it to be
something that I would really trust as part of our core commands.

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