[RFC] Branches that fix bugs

Jonathan Lange jml at mumak.net
Fri Jun 26 00:21:20 BST 2009

On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 7:59 AM, John Arbash
Meinel<john at arbash-meinel.com> wrote:
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> Jonathan Lange wrote:
>> The Launchpad developer discussion list recently started talking about
>> how we link our Bazaar version control data to bugs.
>> Right now, we have two or three ways of linking branches & revisions
>> to bugs, none of which are used all the time. In particular, not many
>> people are huge fans of the --fixes option, since it seems to require
>> you to enter the bug fixing information at the wrong time.
>> In the discussion, this list of desirable traits came up, and I
>> thought it would make a good starting point for a discussion on the
>> Bazaar list:
>>  - I want to be able to link a branch to a bug offline
>>  - I want to be able to say "this branch is intended to fix this bug"
>> on branch creation
>>  - I'd like to change my mind about bug branch links
>>  - I'd like to distinguish between 'working on this bug' and 'fixes this bug'
>>  - I'd like to say that a bug was fixed pretty much independently of
>> when I commit.
>>  - On mainline branches, I would like to know which revision introduced the fix.
>>  - I want to see as much of this data as possible through the bzr
>> command line (again offline), ideally as part of bzr log.
>> Are these clear? Would you change or remove any of these? Is there
>> anything you would add?
>> jml
> Oh and:
>  - I want to be able to subscribe to commits that are addressing a
> particular bug.
>  - And filter my email based on what bug is being worked on

Good point!


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