bzr-svn / qbzr issue with qlog

Russel Winder russel.winder at
Thu Jun 11 16:04:53 BST 2009

On Thu, 2009-06-11 at 16:39 +0200, Gary van der Merwe wrote:
[ . . . ]
> qlog currently does look for a branch named trunk or I would
> like to make this configurable.

It at least need to recognize Trunk and TRUNK if it recognized trunk.

> It then sorts the branches by the time stamp of the tip revision.

I am not sure about this.
> Russel: please will you post a screen shot of what qlog is doing. If
> the data is private, you can blur the messages etc..

Attached is a snapshot of the critical point.  Above and below it is
simply linear.

Branch 1.6.x was created by branching from the branches/1.6.x in the
Subversion repository and Trunk was branched from trunk.  So up to 772
it is trunk.  773 is the first commit to branches/1.6.x after the branch
and 772.1.1 the first commit to trunk.  So where the history is clear
and correct to bzr-svn and Subversion (not to mention the human
involved), qlog is taken the wrong viewpoint.

It seems though that qlog is taking a viewpoint based on order in a list
of the branches being processed.  Where a directory is given the order
appears to be lexical of all the branches available.  By specifying that
list explicitly on the command a correct representation of history is

It seems therefore that qlog needs a mechanism for specifying
information about the relationship of the branches in a shared
repository -- should there be one of course, there is no guarantee that
branches in a shared repository are actually related.  

This is the Gant project which is extremely FOSS :-)  
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