Will re-basing support be added into Bazaar core ?

Russel Winder russel.winder at concertant.com
Mon Apr 20 09:28:04 BST 2009


On Mon, 2009-04-20 at 02:53 -0500, David Timothy Strauss wrote:

> This is also unnecessary use of rebase. You can run "bzr diff
> --old=[mainline]" to get a patch that applies your feature branch's
> changes to the mainline. "bzr send" can produce something very similar
> with a merge directive that contains a human-readable patch.

Perhaps this is where things get interesting.  I want to be able to push
to the mainline from the feature branch.  If I have to prepare a patch
then hasn't failure of the DVCS to give me the tools I need occurred?

A patch is also a loss of information.  How do those people who fret
about loss of information reconcile this one?
> Note: In either case, you'll first want to merge mainline -> feature
> branch in order to resolve any conflicts.


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