Call for testing of colocated branch support in

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Fri Jan 20 11:57:03 UTC 2012

On 01/20/2012 12:53 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 12:49:25 +0100
>> From: Jelmer Vernooij<jelmer at>
>> CC: bazaar at, gustavo.niemeyer at,
>>          aaron at
>> On 01/20/2012 08:18 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>>>> Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 18:40:12 +0100
>>>> From: Jelmer Vernooij<jelmer at>
>>>> Cc: "Niemeyer, Gustavo"<gustavo.niemeyer at>,
>>>> 	Aaron Bentley<aaron at>
>>>> Support for colocated branches in has now progressed to a level
>>>> where it is actually usable. At the moment, colocated branch support
>>>> still requires the 'development-colo' format. This should be merged back
>>>> into the default ('2a') format for 2.5.0 so it would work out of the box
>>>> with existing branches.
>>> This is great news, but is it wise to put in 2.5.0 something that
>>> (AFAIK) was not in any of the 2.5 beta releases?
>>> Apologies if I'm missing something.
>> The development-colo format has been in the 2.5 series since one of the
>> earlier betas. It's basically the same thing as 2a except that it has a
>> different format string, and an extra directory "branches" which gets
>> created as soon as you create colocated branches.
> I meant the 2a format _after_ the merge.  That one was never seen in
> the 2.5 series, right?
It was, under the name "development-colo". There is no other difference 
between that format and 2a as it exists in at the moment.



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