Ironing out the upgrade experience

Robert Collins robertc at
Thu Aug 6 04:00:10 BST 2009

On Wed, 2009-08-05 at 21:22 -0300, Martin Albisetti wrote:
> - Upgrade sometimes downgrades. This should be stopped. I understand
> why it's there, but we should provide a different mechanism, command
> or switch for people who want to downgrade

To do this well we need a strict sort on formats; something we don't
have at the moment. I understand the point, but I don't think its easy
or necessary for 2.0 - as in 2.0 we'll have changed the default to be
the best anyway.

> - Document and push for a good story to upgrade stacked branches.
> People struggle with this a lot, especially on Launchpad

It should just be 'bzr upgrade lp:foo' I've done this on several
projects so far without incident :- or where the incidents are related
to generic push/pull/stacking issues, not the conversion code per se.


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