bzr/brz & integration with git(hub)

Chris Hecker checker at
Fri Jan 12 08:54:28 UTC 2018

You guys aren't switching to the git repo format completely are you?  I
would not want to lose first class rename support.


On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 00:43 Jelmer Vernooń≥ <jelmer at> wrote:

> 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.
> Cheers,
> Jelmer
> On 11 January 2018 22:12:46 GMT+08:00, Gour <gour at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 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, visited
>> #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, have
>> 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 git(hub),
>> iow. is it possible to use bzr/brz as 2-way bridge with the git(hub) projects
>> since this is usual use-case: small contributions to some open-source project
>> 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 personal
>> stuff and small github contributions would be very welcome.
>> Martin replied on #bzr that "the answer for clean github integration is using
>> the git format locally..." but it's not 100% clear what does it mean, iow.
>> whether it is some desired scenario from the future or there is already some
>> work on it to achieve it?
>> Any hint?
>> In any case, wishing you all the best in reviving/improving Bazaar!!
>> Sincerely,
>> Gour
> --
> Jelmer Vernooń≥ <jelmer at>
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