Re: Comparision of Git & Bzr [was Re: Short HOWTO on using git for Samba
Re: Comparision of Git & Bzr [was Re: Short HOWTO on using git for Samba development]
"Gerald (Jerry) Carter"
Mon, 25 Jun 2007 22:14:21 -0500
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In answer to my own questions....
Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
> Questions about bzr are
> * Will svn2bzr.py actually work on the Samba sv repo now ?
> * What would the resulting size be?
svn2bzr.py has gone missing from so I cannot make any
more progress on this one. I remember some discussion
on the bzr ml so I'll try to fig it up from there.
> * What is the status of bzr repositories and cheap branching?
After reading http://bazaar-vcs.org/SharedRepositoryTutorial,
it appears that bzr repositories are designed as a space saver
when branches share portions of revision history. But you still
have to checkout each branch at a time unlike git-clone
which pulls all branches (or at least their history) at one time.
The bzrtools "switch" command allows to swap between lightweight
checkouts (think a cvs or svn checkout) created by 'bzr branch'
But this is basically a shortcut for 'cd new_branch && bzr update"
the way I understand it. No real new functionality.
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