Call for testing of colocated branch support in

Wouter van Heyst larstiq at
Fri Jan 20 12:09:45 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 12:57:03 +0100, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:


> >>>>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.

But there might be breakage from "2a" suddenly not being exactly what it
was before?  I don't know what that would be, but the idea makes me
slightly uncomfortable.


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