Call for testing of colocated branch support in

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Fri Jan 20 14:34:27 UTC 2012

On 01/20/2012 03:30 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 12:57:03 +0100
>> From: Jelmer Vernooij<jelmer at>
>> CC: bazaar<bazaar at>
>>>>> 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.
> Then what is the essence of "merging" it into 2a?
There are two classes, one for each format. The development-colo class 
derives from the 2a class.

The "merging" involves moving the colocated-branch related functionality 
into the 2a format class and getting rid of the development-colo format 
(or leaving it there as a trivial stub with a different name, for 
backwards compatibility).



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