bzr 0.0.8

Released:2005-09-20

Improvements

  • Adding a file whose parent directory is not versioned will implicitly add the parent, and so on up to the root. This means you should never need to explictly add a directory, they’ll just get added when you add a file in the directory. Contributed by Michael Ellerman.
  • Ignore .DS_Store (contains Mac metadata) by default. (Nir Soffer)
  • If you set BZR_EDITOR in the environment, it is checked in preference to EDITOR and the config file for the interactive commit editing program. Related to this is a bugfix where a missing program set in EDITOR would cause editing to fail, now the fallback program for the operating system is still tried.
  • Files that are not directories/symlinks/regular files will no longer cause bzr to fail, it will just ignore them by default. You cannot add them to the tree though - they are not versionable.

Internals

  • Refactor xml packing/unpacking.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed ‘bzr mv’ by Ollie Rutherfurd.
  • Fixed strange error when trying to access a nonexistent http branch.
  • Make sure that the hashcache gets written out if it can’t be read.

Portability

  • Various Windows fixes from Ollie Rutherfurd.
  • Quieten warnings about locking; patch from Matt Lavin.

bzr-0.0.7

Released:2005-09-02

New Features

  • bzr shell-complete command contributed by Clint Adams to help with intelligent shell completion.
  • New expert command bzr find-merge-base for debugging merges.

Enhancements

  • Much better merge support.
  • merge3 conflicts are now reported with markers like ‘<<<<<<<’ (seven characters) which is the same as CVS and pleases things like emacs smerge.

Bug Fixes

  • bzr upgrade no longer fails when trying to fix trees that mention revisions that are not present.
  • Fixed bugs in listing plugins from bzr plugins.
  • Fix case of $EDITOR containing options for the editor.
  • Fix log -r refusing to show the last revision. (Patch from Goffredo Baroncelli.)

Changes

  • bzr log --show-ids shows the revision ids of all parents.
  • Externally provided commands on your $BZRPATH no longer need to recognize –bzr-usage to work properly, and can just handle –help themselves.

Library

  • Changed trace messages to go through the standard logging framework, so that they can more easily be redirected by libraries.

bzr-0.0.6

Released:2005-08-18

New Features

  • Python plugins, automatically loaded from the directories on BZR_PLUGIN_PATH or ~/.bzr.conf/plugins by default.
  • New ‘bzr mkdir’ command.
  • Commit mesage is fetched from an editor if not given on the command line; patch from Torsten Marek.
  • bzr log -m FOO displays commits whose message matches regexp FOO.
  • bzr add with no arguments adds everything under the current directory.
  • bzr mv does move or rename depending on its arguments, like the Unix command.
  • bzr missing command shows a summary of the differences between two trees. (Merged from John Arbash-Meinel.)
  • An email address for commits to a particular tree can be specified by putting it into .bzr/email within a branch. (Based on a patch from Heikki Paajanen.)

Enhancements

  • Faster working tree operations.

Changes

  • 3rd-party modules shipped with bzr are copied within the bzrlib python package, so that they can be installed by the setup script without clashing with anything already existing on the system. (Contributed by Gustavo Niemeyer.)
  • Moved plugins directory to bzrlib/, so that there’s a standard plugin directory which is not only installed with bzr itself but is also available when using bzr from the development tree. BZR_PLUGIN_PATH and DEFAULT_PLUGIN_PATH are then added to the standard plugins directory.
  • When exporting to a tarball with bzr export --format tgz, put everything under a top directory rather than dumping it into the current directory. This can be overridden with the --root option. Patch from William Dodé and John Meinel.
  • New bzr upgrade command to upgrade the format of a branch, replacing bzr check --update.
  • Files within store directories are no longer marked readonly on disk.
  • Changed bzr log output to a more compact form suggested by John A Meinel. Old format is available with the --long or -l option, patched by William Dodé.
  • By default the commit command refuses to record a revision with no changes unless the --unchanged option is given.
  • The --no-plugins, --profile and --builtin command line options must come before the command name because they affect what commands are available; all other options must come after the command name because their interpretation depends on it.
  • branch and clone added as aliases for branch.
  • Default log format is back to the long format; the compact one is available with --short.

Bug Fixes

  • Fix bugs in committing only selected files or within a subdirectory.

bzr-0.0.5

Released:2005-06-15

Changes

  • bzr with no command now shows help rather than giving an error. Suggested by Michael Ellerman.
  • bzr status output format changed, because svn-style output doesn’t really match the model of bzr. Now files are grouped by status and can be shown with their IDs. bzr status --all shows all versioned files and unknown files but not ignored files.
  • bzr log runs from most-recent to least-recent, the reverse of the previous order. The previous behaviour can be obtained with the --forward option.
  • bzr inventory by default shows only filenames, and also ids if --show-ids is given, in which case the id is the second field.

Enhancements

  • New ‘bzr whoami –email’ option shows only the email component of the user identification, from Jo Vermeulen.
  • New bzr ignore PATTERN command.
  • Nicer error message for broken pipe, interrupt and similar conditions that don’t indicate an internal error.
  • Add .*.sw[nop] .git .*.tmp *,v to default ignore patterns.
  • Per-branch locks keyed on .bzr/branch-lock, available in either read or write mode.
  • New option bzr log --show-ids shows revision and file ids.
  • New usage bzr log FILENAME shows only revisions that affected that file.
  • Changed format for describing changes in bzr log -v.
  • New option bzr commit --file to take a message from a file, suggested by LarstiQ.
  • New syntax bzr status [FILE...] contributed by Bartosz Oler. File may be in a branch other than the working directory.
  • bzr log and bzr root can be given an http URL instead of a filename.
  • Commands can now be defined by external programs or scripts in a directory on $BZRPATH.
  • New “stat cache” avoids reading the contents of files if they haven’t changed since the previous time.
  • If the Python interpreter is too old, try to find a better one or give an error. Based on a patch from Fredrik Lundh.
  • New optional parameter bzr info [BRANCH].
  • New form bzr commit SELECTED to commit only selected files.
  • New form bzr log -r FROM:TO shows changes in selected range; contributed by John A Meinel.
  • New option bzr diff --diff-options 'OPTS' allows passing options through to an external GNU diff.
  • New option bzr add --no-recurse to add a directory but not their contents.
  • bzr --version now shows more information if bzr is being run from a branch.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed diff format so that added and removed files will be handled properly by patch. Fix from Lalo Martins.
  • Various fixes for files whose names contain spaces or other metacharacters.

Testing

  • Converted black-box test suites from Bourne shell into Python; now run using ./testbzr. Various structural improvements to the tests.
  • testbzr by default runs the version of bzr found in the same directory as the tests, or the one given as the first parameter.
  • testbzr also runs the internal tests, so the only command required to check is just ./testbzr.
  • testbzr requires python2.4, but can be used to test bzr running under a different version.
  • Tests added for many other changes in this release.

Internal

  • Included ElementTree library upgraded to 1.2.6 by Fredrik Lundh.
  • Refactor command functions into Command objects based on HCT by Scott James Remnant.
  • Better help messages for many commands.
  • Expose bzrlib.open_tracefile() to start the tracefile; until this is called trace messages are just discarded.
  • New internal function find_touching_revisions() and hidden command touching-revisions trace the changes to a given file.
  • Simpler and faster compare_inventories() function.
  • bzrlib.open_tracefile() takes a tracefilename parameter.
  • New AtomicFile class.
  • New developer commands added, modified.

Portability

  • Cope on Windows on python2.3 by using the weaker random seed. 2.4 is now only recommended.

bzr-0.0.4

Released:2005-04-22

Enhancements

  • ‘bzr diff’ optionally takes a list of files to diff. Still a bit basic. Patch from QuantumG.
  • More default ignore patterns.
  • New ‘bzr log –verbose’ shows a list of files changed in the changeset. Patch from Sebastian Cote.
  • Roll over ~/.bzr.log if it gets too large.
  • Command abbreviations ‘ci’, ‘st’, ‘stat’, ‘?’ based on a patch by Jason Diamon.
  • New ‘bzr help commands’ based on a patch from Denys Duchier.

Changes

  • User email is determined by looking at $BZREMAIL or ~/.bzr.email or $EMAIL. All are decoded by the locale preferred encoding. If none of these are present user@hostname is used. The host’s fully-qualified name is not used because that tends to fail when there are DNS problems.
  • New ‘bzr whoami’ command instead of username user-email.

Bug Fixes

  • Make commit safe for hardlinked bzr trees.
  • Some Unicode/locale fixes.
  • Partial workaround for difflib.unified_diff not handling trailing newlines properly.

Internal

  • Allow docstrings for help to be in PEP0257 format. Patch from Matt Brubeck.
  • More tests in test.sh.
  • Write profile data to a temporary file not into working directory and delete it when done.
  • Smaller .bzr.log with process ids.

Portability

  • Fix opening of ~/.bzr.log on Windows. Patch from Andrew Bennetts.
  • Some improvements in handling paths on Windows, based on a patch from QuantumG.

bzr-0.0.3

Released:2005-04-06

Enhancements

  • New “directories” internal command lists versioned directories in the tree.
  • Can now say “bzr commit –help”.
  • New “rename” command to rename one file to a different name and/or directory.
  • New “move” command to move one or more files into a different directory.
  • New “renames” command lists files renamed since base revision.
  • New cat command contributed by janmar.

Changes

  • .bzr.log is placed in $HOME (not pwd) and is always written in UTF-8. (Probably not a completely good long-term solution, but will do for now.)

Portability

  • Workaround for difflib bug in Python 2.3 that causes an exception when comparing empty files. Reported by Erik Toubro Nielsen.

Internal

  • Refactored inventory storage to insert a root entry at the top.

Testing

  • Start of shell-based black-box testing in test.sh.

bzr-0.0.2.1

Portability

  • Win32 fixes from Steve Brown.

bzr-0.0.2

Codename:“black cube”
Released:2005-03-31

Enhancements

  • Default ignore list extended (see bzrlib/__init__.py).
  • Patterns in .bzrignore are now added to the default ignore list, rather than replacing it.
  • Ignore list isn’t reread for every file.
  • More help topics.
  • Reinstate the ‘bzr check’ command to check invariants of the branch.
  • New ‘ignored’ command lists which files are ignored and why; ‘deleted’ lists files deleted in the current working tree.
  • Performance improvements.
  • New global –profile option.
  • Ignore patterns like ‘./config.h’ now correctly match files in the root directory only.

bzr-0.0.1

Released:2005-03-26

Enhancements

  • More information from info command.
  • Can now say “bzr help COMMAND” for more detailed help.
  • Less file flushing and faster performance when writing logs and committing to stores.
  • More useful verbose output from some commands.

Bug Fixes

  • Fix inverted display of ‘R’ and ‘M’ during ‘commit -v’.

Portability

  • Include a subset of ElementTree-1.2.20040618 to make installation easier.
  • Fix time.localtime call to work with Python 2.3 (the minimum supported).

bzr-0.0.0.69

Released:2005-03-22

Enhancements

  • First public release.
  • Storage of local versions: init, add, remove, rm, info, log, diff, status, etc.