[storm] Update branch format for trunk?

Jamu Kakar jkakar at kakar.ca
Mon Jul 5 17:03:21 BST 2010


On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 6:18 PM, Jamu Kakar <jkakar at kakar.ca> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 6:01 PM, James Henstridge <james at jamesh.id.au> wrote:
>> Currently the Storm trunk is stored in the old pack-0.92 format that
>> dates back to the Bazaar 1.0 release.  We've got a few branches
>> tracking storm stored in the newer "2a" format (made default in Bazaar
>> 2.0), and I was wondering if anyone would object to changing the trunk
>> to the newer format.
>> My main reason for asking this is that changes can only be moved in
>> one direction between these formats (i.e. we can pull pack-0.92
>> changes, but nothing can go in the other direction).  So moving the
>> trunk forward would reduce the chance that I'd need to redo commits in
>> order to create a mergeable branch.
>> It would also have some direct benefits, since Launchpad can handle
>> the newer branches better by stacking them on the trunk branch..  In
>> other words, uploading a new branch will only upload the changes you
>> made rather than Storm's entire history (which is currently ~ 3.5MB).
>> The obvious down side is that if we upgrade the trunk, everyone else
>> will need to upgrade their branches if they want to pull new changes
>> from trunk.  They will also need to make sure they have Bazaar 2.0 or
>> later.
>> So what do others think?
> +1 from me.  Note that we have an open RT with Canonical's
> operations staff to have all Storm branches upgraded.

This hasn't happened, so we've gone ahead and upgraded lp:storm.
You can upgrade your own branches with:

bzr upgrade lp:~<username>/storm/<branch>


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