Making bzr commit more like debcommit

Micah Gersten micahg at
Mon Jan 24 16:25:14 UTC 2011

On 01/24/2011 10:16 AM, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> On Jan 24, 2011, at 10:09 AM, Micah Gersten wrote:
>> I actually wanted to add more features to debcommit like passing an
>> author name.  It might be easier to try to standardize on debcommit so
>> that it's portable across multiple VCSs.  Making bzr commit call
>> --fixes also sounds good for those that strictly use bzr.
> One of the reasons why I want to improve and recommend 'bzr commit' is that
> when using UDD, bzr is your front-end for most of the work.  It seems jarring
> to have to remember to switch to debcommit for a step.  Perhaps OTOH,
> debcommit should be recommended everywhere, but then, that seems jarring to
> someone used to using bzr.  (We already recommended dch but that doesn't seem
> as bad because it doesn't really mirror a standard bzr command.)
> -Barry

Right, but debcommit is the same as with any other VCS.  You run VCS
foo, dch, and debcommit.  <-- I wonder if debcommit is actually used
like this, I know that's what it's intended for, but it would be
interesting to know if it's actually used like that, especially with git.


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