bzr/brz & integration with git(hub)

Jelmer Vernooń≥ jelmer at
Fri Jan 12 02:25:56 UTC 2018

Hi Gour,

What Martin means when he says "using the git format locally" is that rather than focus on a two way bridge, we want Breezy to support the git format natively. This means that e.g. 'brz clone git://' creates the same bytes on disk (with a .git directory) as 'git clone git://'. 

The problem with creating a native bazaar repository locally and pushing from there to a remote git repository is that every interaction between to different formats is inherently slow because it requires converting data from one format to the other.

We'd still allow pushing from a native bzr repo into a git one and vice versa, but this should be an uncommon situation.



On 11 January 2018 22:12:46 GMT+08:00, Gour <gour at> wrote:
>here is ex-darcs and ex-bzr user, currently using Fossil as my primary
>DVCS for
>all my private projects.
>Yesterday I somehow stumbled upon news about Breezy, watched the talk,
>#bzr (after long time)...
>I like and always prefer to use simple tools and Bazaar is one of them,
>so I'm
>really excited about the new project givng new life to the old
>favourite tool.
>Afaict, the motive behind it is to include more plugins out-of-the-box,
>py3k support, make it more approachable to non-software people etc.,
>but I'm
>also curious about the plan/status of bzr/brz integration with the
>iow. is it possible to use bzr/brz as 2-way bridge with the git(hub)
>since this is usual use-case: small contributions to some open-source
>hosted at github?
>For my own stuff, I'm happy with the Fossil, but then have to change
>gears and
>adjust to the Git's workflow, so having one tool capable to cover both
>stuff and small github contributions would be very welcome.
>Martin replied on #bzr that "the answer for clean github integration is
>the git format locally..." but it's not 100% clear what does it mean,
>whether it is some desired scenario from the future or there is already
>work on it to achieve it?
>Any hint?
>In any case, wishing you all the best in reviving/improving Bazaar!!
>Even if you are considered to be the most sinful of all sinners,
>when you are situated in the boat of transcendental knowledge
>you will be able to cross over the ocean of miseries.

Jelmer Vernooń≥ <jelmer at>
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