Getting started with bzr-svn (was Re: bzr-svn and subversion revisions)

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Mon Sep 7 17:09:51 BST 2009

John Szakmeister wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 7:41 AM, Jelmer Vernooij<jelmer at> wrote:
> [snip]
>> Newer versions of bzr-svn won't change the mainline history in
>> Subversion by default. Instead, they'll print an error when you would
>> be about to do so and require you to set a configuration variable
>> ("append_revisions_only").
> *Sweet!*  Does this mean that we can repeatedly merge from the
> mainline, and push with no ill effects?  If so, that's really nice.
> Seriously, what's the best way to start documenting something?
> Patches to bzr-svn?  Is there a preferred method (Sphinx, just plain
> reST, etc)?
There is some basic documentation in the user guide (in about
bzr-svn. I think that's probably the best place to extend the docs.
Alternatively, I guess we could add a separate document to bzr-svn itself
>>> And how does bzr-svn handle svn branches?   Does it understand the
>>> trunk/branches/tags structure?  Do I just do an bzr branch from
>>> trunk, and bzr-svn will figure out the rest?
>> It understands the usual trunk/branches/tags structure.
> I'm still at a loss at exactly how that works. :-(
What is it you're trying to do exactly and how does it fail?


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