Bazaar Release Notes

bzr 2.4.3

2.4.2:NOT RELEASED YET

External Compatibility Breaks

New Features

Improvements

Bug Fixes

  • Cope with Unix filesystems, such as smbfs, where chmod gives ‘permission denied’. (Martin Pool, #606537)
  • During merges, when two entries end up using the same path for two different file-ids (the same file being ‘bzr added’ in two different branches) , ‘duplicate’ conflicts are created instead of ‘content’ ones. This was previously leading to a ‘Malformed tramsform’ exception. (Vincent Ladeuil, #880701)
  • Fix a traceback when trying to checkout a tree that also has an entry with file-id TREE_ROOT somewhere other than at the root directory. (John Arbash Meinel, #830947)
  • Handle when an uncommit/update tries to add a file to an otherwise empty directory. The Dirstate.update_basis_by_delta would end up incorrectly flagging the delta as invalid. (Brian de Alwis, #855155)
  • ‘Malformed transform’ exceptions are now recognized as internal errors instead of user errors and report a traceback. This will reduce user confusion as there is generally nothing users can do about them. (Vincent Ladeuil, #880701)
  • Prevent a traceback being printed to stderr when logging has problems and accept utf-8 byte string without breaking. (Martin Packman, #714449)
  • Some filesystems give EOPNOTSUPP when trying to call fdatasync. This shouldn’t be treated as a fatal error. (John Arbash Meinel, #1075108)
  • Teach the bzr client how to reconnect if we get ConnectionReset while making an RPC request. This doesn’t handle all possible network disconnects, but it should at least handle when the server is asked to shutdown gracefully. (John Arbash Meinel, #819604)
  • Use encoding_type='exact' for bzr testament so that on Windows the sha hash of the long testament matches the sha hash in the short form. (John Arbash Meinel, #1010339)
  • When the limbo or pending-deletion directories exist, typically because of an interrupted tree update, but are empty, bzr no longer errors out, because there is nothing for the user to clean up. Also, errors in creation of these directories are no longer squelched. (Martin Pool, #427773)
  • _Win32Stat object provides members st_uid and st_gid, those are present in Python’s os.stat object. These members required for external tools like bzr-git and dulwich. (Alexander Belchenko, #967060)

Documentation

API Changes

Internals

Testing

  • Account for slightly improved compression with newer versions of zlib in bt.test_btree_index tests. (Martin Packman, #940453)

bzr 2.4.2

2.4.2:2011-10-27

This is a bugfix release. Most of the bugs dealt with portability issues. Upgrading is recommended for all users of earlier 2.4 releases.

External Compatibility Breaks

None.

New Features

None.

Improvements

  • Fixed a bug where bzr tags -r x..y loaded the branch history once for every revision in the range; it’s now much faster. (Vincent Ladeuil, #857335)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an infinite loop when creating a repo at the root of the filesystem, i.e. “/”, due to posixpath.normpath() not collapsing 2 leading slashes into one, thus respecting the POSIX standard, but making relpath() loop infinitely. (Florian Vichot, #861008)
  • Fixed loading of external merge tools from config to properly decode command-lines which contain embedded quotes. (Gordon Tyler, #828803)
  • Include declaration of ‘changed’ to avoid an UnboundLocalError in dirstate pyrex code with new Cython versions. (Denys Duchier, #837221)
  • Prevent several kinds of OverflowError and other fallout from failing to fit stat fields into four bytes in dirstate pack_stat implementations. (Martin Packman, #683191 #706957)
  • Return early from create_delta_index_from_delta given tiny inputs. This avoids raising a spurious MemoryError on certain platforms such as AIX. (John Arbash Meinel, #856731)

Documentation

  • Corrected documentation for bzr serve in the Admin Guide. (Morten Bøgeskov, Martin Pool, #832576)

API Changes

None.

Internals

No changes.

Testing

  • Accept both old and new style testtools output in selftest tests. (Jelmer Vernooij, Martin Packman, #815423)
  • Fix the race for TestingThreadingTCPServer in test_server_crash_while_responding. (Vincent Ladeuil, #869366)
  • Really corrupt the pack file without depending on a special length or value. (Vincent Ladeuil, #807032)

bzr 2.4.1

2.4.1:2011-09-08

This is a bugfix release. Upgrading is recommended for all users of earlier 2.4 releases.

It includes fixes from previous stable releases and address some issues with the test suite.

External Compatibility Breaks

New Features

Improvements

Bug Fixes

  • config.LocationMatcher properly excludes unrelated sections. (Vincent Ladeuil, #829237)
  • dirstate.fdatasync and repository.fdatasync can now properly be disabled. (Vincent Ladeuil, #824513)
  • Disable os.fsync and os.fdatasync by default when running bzr selftest. You can use --sync to re-enable them. (John Arbash Meinel, #837293)
  • Fix i18n use when no environment variables are set. (Jelmer Vernooij, #810701)
  • Avoid UnicodeDecode error when reporting EINVAL from transports. (IWATA Hidetaka, #829237)

Documentation

  • Corrected documentation for BZR_PROGRESS_BAR. (Dennis Benzinger, #735417)

API Changes

Internals

Testing

  • The test suite should now be able to run under weird environments where /etc/passwd doesn’t contain the uid for the user running selftest or where fakeroot is used but /root is inacessible. (Vincent Ladeuil, #825027)

bzr 2.4.0

2.4.0:2011-08-11

This release marks the start of a new long-term-stable series. From here, we will only make bugfix releases on the 2.4 series (2.4.1, etc, and support it until February 2013), while 2.5 will become our new development series.

This is a bugfix and polish release over the 2.3 series, with a large number of bugs fixed (>150 for the 2.4 series alone), and some performance improvements. Support for python 2.4 and 2.5 has been dropped, many large working tree operations have been optimized as well as some stacked branches operations.

Only bugfixes from other stables series have been included since 2.4b5 so all known fixed bugs are included here.

Users are encouraged to upgrade from the other stable series.

External Compatibility Breaks

New Features

Improvements

Bug Fixes

  • A call to CHKInventory’s filter-method will not result in a DuplicateFileId error, if you move a subfolder and change a file in that subfolder. (Bastian Bowe, #809901)

  • Accessing a packaging branch on Launchpad (eg, lp:ubuntu/bzr) now checks to see if the most recent published source package version for that project is present in the branch tags. This should help developers trust whether the packaging branch is up-to-date and can be used for new changes. The level of verbosity is controlled by the config item launchpad.packaging_verbosity. It can be set to one of

    off

    disable all checks

    minimal

    only display if the branch is out-of-date

    short

    also display single-line up-to-date and missing,

    all

    (default) display multi-line content for all states

    (John Arbash Meinel, #609187, #812928)

  • Cope with not all Python versions having a clear method on TestCase._type_equality_funcs. (Martin [gz], Jelmer Vernooij, #809048)

  • Fetching tags when fetching the tip revision of a branch is now controlled by the config setting branch.fetch_tags. The behavior has been reverted to 2.3’s not-fetching tagged revisions by default. (John Arbash Meinel, #771184)

  • The fix for bug #513709 caused us to open a new connection when switching a lightweight checkout that was pointing at a bound branch. This isn’t necessary because we know the master URL without opening it, avoiding an extra SSH connection, etc. (John Arbash Meinel, #812285)

Documentation

API Changes

Internals

Testing

  • BranchBuilder.build_snapshot now supports a “flush” action. This cleanly and reliably allows tests using BranchBuilder to construct branches that e.g. rename files out of a directory and unversion that directory in the same revision. Previously some changes were impossible due to the order that build_snapshot performs its actions. (Andrew Bennetts)
  • TestCaseWithMemoryTransport is faster now: _check_safety_net now just compares the bytes in the dirstate file to its pristine state, rather than opening the WorkingTree and calling last_revision(). This reduces the overall test suite time by about 10% on my laptop. (Andrew Bennetts)

bzr 2.4b5

2.4b5:2011-07-07

This is the fifth (and last) beta of the 2.4 series leading to 2.4.0 release in August 2011. Beta releases are suitable for everyday use but may cause some incompatibilities with plugins.

This release includes all bug fixed in previous series known at the time of this release.

External Compatibility Breaks

None.

New Features

  • New command verify-signatures to check if all commits or specified commits have digital signatures from trusted keys. Requires python-gpgme to be installed.
  • New option --signatures for bzr log to display digital signature verification results for each commit.
  • Config option acceptable_keys to list which GPG keys are verified as trusted.
  • Config option validate_signatures_in_log to always show signatures in bzr log.

Improvements

  • Branch.open is now about 3x faster (about 2ms instead of 6.5ms). (Andrew Bennetts).
  • Pack, dirstate, and index files are synced to persistent storage if possible when writing finishes, to reduce the risk of problems caused by a machine crash or similar problem. This can be turned off through the dirstate.fdatasync and repository.fdatasync options, which can be set in locations.conf or bazaar.conf. (Martin Pool, #343427)

Bug Fixes

  • Display a proper error message when a config file content cannot be decoded as UTF-8 or when it cannot be parsed. (Vincent Ladeuil, #502060, #688677, #797246)
  • Generate a single conflict (instead of two) when merging a branch modifying and renaming a file in a branch that deleted it (or vice-versa). (Vincent Ladeuil, #688101)
  • Give a more helpful message when the bzr executable doesn’t match the library. (This typically happens because of a misconfigured PYTHONPATH or half-installed bzr.) (Martin Pool, #804553)
  • Properly load utf8-encoded config files. (Vincent Ladeuil, #799212)
  • GraphThunkIdsToKeys.merge_sort now properly returns keys rather than ids. (Jelmer Vernooij, #799677)
  • TreeTransformBase.fixup_new_roots can now check that a tree root is present. (Jelmer Vernooij, #801257)

API Changes

  • New attributes WorkingTreeFormat.supports_versioned_directories and RepositoryFormat.supports_versioned_directories. (Jelmer Vernooij, #765815)
  • The “revno” field type when using the python version-info format is now a string (to handle dotted revnos) (Benoît Pierre, #796259)

Internals

  • Start implementing localization, starting with command help text (but not the command options themselves). This will allow bootstrapping the bzr internationalization process. (Inada Naoki)

Testing

  • Fix test failures when running as a homeless user (debian buildd). Tests leaking into ${HOME}/.bzr.log should be detected properly now. (Vincent Ladeuil, #798698)

bzr 2.4b4

2.4b4:2011-06-16

This is the fourth beta of the 2.4 series, leading to a 2.4.0 release in August 2011. Beta releases are suitable for everyday use but may cause some incompatibilities with plugins.

This release includes all bug fixed in previous series known at the time of this release.

External Compatibility Breaks

  • Do not treat configuration option ‘check_signatures = require’ as if it were ‘create_signatures = always’ (Jonathan Riddell)

New Features

  • Hooks have been added for config stacks: get, set and remove are called when an option is respectively read, modified or deleted. Also added load and save hooks for config stores, called when the stores are loaded or saved. (Vincent Ladeuil)
  • New hook server_exception in bzrlib.smart.server to catch any exception caused while running bzr serve. (Jonathan Riddell, #274578)
  • New hook set_commit_message in bzrlib.msgeditor to set a commit message and revision properties. (Jonathan Riddell, #274578)
  • Support -S as an alias for --short for the log and missing commands. (Martin von Gagern, #38655)

Improvements

  • bzr annotate can be run without setting whoami data first. (Jonathan Riddell, #667408)

Bug Fixes

  • Bazaar can now detect when a lock file is held by a dead process originating from the same machine, and steal the lock after printing a message to the user. This is off by default, for safety, but can be turned on by setting the configuration variable locks.steal_dead to True. (Martin Pool, #220464)
  • bzr version-info now works when the tree is on a dotted revno. (Benoît Pierre, #796259)
  • Credentials in the log output produced by -Dhttp are masked so users can more freely post them in bug reports. (Vincent Ladeuil, #723074)
  • Fix a race condition for server_started hooks leading to a spurious test failure. (Vincent Ladeuil, #789167)
  • Fix exporting subdirectory with --per-file-timestamps. (Szilveszter Farkas, #795557)
  • Handle files that get created but don’t get used during TreeTransform. open() can create a file, and still raise an exception before it returns. So anything we might have created, make sure we destroy during finalize(). (Martin [gz], #597686)
  • pack_repo now uses Transport.move instead of Transport.rename, deleting any existing targets even on SFTP. (Martin von Gagern, #421776)
  • Pass the build_mo command to the rest of the setup() calls in setup.py. The bdist_wininst and py2exe code paths were failing because build_mo became a required step that they didn’t know about. (John Arbash Meinel, #787122)
  • Preserve existing root-id when merging an unrelated branch. (Aaron Bentley, #806356)
  • Properly avoid re-adding a file after it changes case on CICP filesystems. (John Arbash Meinel, #798130)
  • Reports the original error when an InvalidHttpResponse exception is encountered to facilitate debug. (Vincent Ladeuil, #788530)
  • Reports a non-existent file error when trying to merge in a file that does not exist. (Jonathan Riddell, #330063)
  • UIFactory.prompt, UIFactory.get_username, UIFactory.get_password and UIFactory.get_boolean now require a unicode prompt to be passed in. (Jelmer Vernooij, #592083)
  • Support merging into the empty tree. (Aaron Bentley, #595328)

Documentation

  • Improve documentation of bzr merge --force. (Neil Martinsen-Burrell, #767307)
  • Make docs for configuration options for digital signatures match reality. (Jonathan Riddell)
  • Add user-guide page on GPG signatures. (Jonathan Riddell)

API Changes

  • Checking for a file id in a Tree or Inventory using in is now deprecated. Instead, use has_id. (Martin Pool)
  • Exporters are now all exposed as generators, rather than as single-call functions, so that calling code can take stream the output. (Xaav, Martin Pool)
  • Information about held lockdir locks returned from eg LockDir.peek is now represented as a LockHeldInfo object, rather than a plain Python dict. (Martin Pool)
  • Remove file_status function. (Martin Pool)
  • Repository.iter_reverse_revision_history is now deprecated. Use Graph.iter_lefthand_ancestry instead. (Jelmer Vernooij, #739481)
  • Repository.get_ancestry has been deprecated. Use Graph.iter_ancestry instead. (Jelmer Vernooij, #784511)

Internals

  • tools/check-newsbugs.py accepts a --browser option to open corresponding launchpad pages in a browser. (Vincent Ladeuil)

Testing

  • A ImportTariffTestCase base class has been added in bzrlib.tests.test_import_tariff, which can be used for import tariff tests in plugins. (Jelmer Vernooij, #793465)
  • Fix deadlock in TestImportTariffs.test_simple_serve when stderr gets more output than fits in the default buffer. This was happening on the Windows buildslave, and could easily happen in other circumstances where the default OS buffer size for pipes is small or the python -v output is large. (Andrew Bennetts, #784802)
  • Fix spurious test failure on OSX for WorkingTreeFormat2. (Vincent Ladeuil, #787942)
  • Re-target bb.test_merge.TestMerge.test_merge_reversed_revision_range and rewrite it as a parametrized test to avoid unrelated failures. (Vincent Ladeuil, #795456)
  • Show log file contents from subprocesses started by start_bzr_subprocess in test failure details. This may help diagnose strange hangs and failures involving subprocesses. (Andrew Bennetts)
  • Skip utextwrap tests when sphinx breaks text_wrap by an hostile monkey-patch to textwrap.TextWrapper.wordsep_re. (Vincent Ladeuil, #785098)
  • Multiple selftest --exclude options are now combined instead of overriding each other. (Vincent Ladeuil, #746991)
  • Restore some FTPTransport test coverage by allowing pyftpdlib 0.6.0 to be used. Also restore medusa support while leaving it disabled to make it easier to use if/when we can in the future. (Vincent Ladeuil, #781140)
  • TestImportTariffs no longer uses the real $HOME. This prevents it from polluting $HOME/.bzr.log or being accidentally influenced by user configuration such as aliases. It still runs with all the user’s plugins enabled, as intended. (Vincent Ladeuil, Andrew Bennetts, #789505)

bzr 2.4b3

2.4b3:2011-05-26

This is the third beta of the 2.4 series, leading to a 2.4.0 release in August 2011. Beta releases are suitable for everyday use but may cause some incompatibilities with plugins.

This release includes all bug fixed in previous series known at the time of this release.

External Compatibility Breaks

  • bzr-2.4 has officially dropped support for python2.4 and python2.5. We will continue to maintain bzr-2.3 for people who still need to use those versions of python. (John Arbash Meinel)

New Features

  • The text compressor used for 2a repositories now has a tweakable parameter that can be set in bazaar.conf. bzr.groupcompress.max_entries_per_source default of 65536. When doing compression, we build up an index of locations to match against. Setting this higher will result in slightly better compression, at a cost of more memory. Note that a value of 65k represents fully sampling a 1MB file. So this only has an effect when compressing texts larger than N*16 bytes. (John Arbash Meinel, #602614)

Improvements

  • bzr branch --stacked from a smart server uses the network a little more efficiently. For a simple branch it reduces the number of round-trips by about 20%. (Andrew Bennetts)
  • bzr log --line scales the width of the author field with the size of the line. This means that the full author name is shown when the environment variable BZR_COLUMNS=0. (Neil Martinsen-Burrell)
  • bzr pull now properly triggers the fast CHKInventory.iter_changes rather than the slow generic inter-Inventory changes. It used to use a DirStateRevisionTree as one of the source trees, which is faster when we have to read the whole inventory anyway, but much slower when we can get just the delta out of the repository. On a 70k record tree, this changes bzr pull from 28s down to 17s. (John Arbash Meinel, #780677)
  • Slightly reduced memory consumption when fetching into a 2a repository by reusing existing caching a little better. (Andrew Bennetts)
  • Speed up bzr status by a little bit when there are a couple of modified files. We now track how many files we have seen that need updating, and only rewrite the dirstate file if enough of them have changed. The default is 10, and can be overridden by setting the branch option “bzr.workingtree.worth_saving_limit”. (Ian Clatworthy, John Arbash Meinel, #380202)
  • Speed up bzr uncommit. Instead of resetting the dirstate from scratch, use update_basis_by_delta, computing the delta from the repository. (John Arbash Meinel, #780544)

Bug Fixes

  • All Tree types can now be exported as tar.*, zip or directories. (Aaron Bentley)
  • bzr merge --no-remember location never sets submit_branch. (Vincent Ladeuil, #782169)
  • bzr pull --no-remember location never sets parent_location. bzr push --no-remember location never sets push_location. bzr send --no-remember submit_location public_location never sets submit_branch nor public_branch. (Vincent Ladeuil)
  • Conflicts involving non-ascii filenames are now properly reported rather than failing with a UnicodeEncodeError. (Martin [GZ], #686161)
  • Correct parent is now set when using ‘switch -b’ with bound branches. (A. S. Budden, #513709)
  • Fix bzr plugins regression in bzr 2.4 which resulted in a traceback from writelines on ckj terminals. (Martin [GZ], #754082)
  • WT.inventory and WT.iter_entries_by_dir() was not correctly reporting subdirectories that were tree references (in formats that supported them). (John Arbash Meinel, #764677)
  • Merging into empty branches now gives an error as this is currently not supported. (Jonathan Riddell, #242175)
  • Do not show exception to user on pointless commit error. (Jonathan Riddell #317357)
  • WT.update_basis_by_delta no longer requires that the deltas match the current WT state. This allows update_basis_by_delta to be used by more commands than just commit. Updating with a delta allows us to not load the whole inventory, which can take 10+s with large trees. (Jonathan Riddell, John Arbash Meinel, #781168)
  • bzr mv --after old_name new_name now works if “new_name” is newly added. (Benoît Pierre)

Documentation

  • Restore the workaround for option names including dots (–1.14) which was disabled when we stopped listing –1.9 as a format. (Vincent Ladeuil, #782289)

API Changes

  • annotate_file has been deprecated in favor of annotate_file_revision_tree. (Jelmer Vernooij, #775598)
  • Branch.fetch now takes an optional limit argument. (Andrew Bennetts, Jelmer Vernooij, #750175)
  • Inter.get now raises NoCompatibleInter if there are no compatible optimisers rather than an instance of the class it is called on. (Jelmer Vernooij)
  • Branch.push now takes a lossy argument. Branch.lossy_push has been removed. (Jelmer Vernooij)
  • New method Repository.get_file_graph which can return the per-file revision graph. (Jelmer Vernooij, #775578)
  • The default implementation of Branch is now oriented to storing the branch tip. Branch implementations which store the full history should now subclass FullHistoryBzrBranch. Branch._last_revision_info has been renamed to Branch._read_last_revision_info (Jelmer Vernooij)
  • Tree.__iter__ has been deprecated; use Tree.all_file_ids instead. (Jelmer Vernooij)
  • Tree.get_symlink_target now takes an optional path argument. (Jelmer Vernooij)

Internals

  • MutableTree.smart_add now uses inventory deltas. (Jelmer Vernooij, #146165)
  • Removed bzrlib.branch._run_with_write_locked_target as bzrlib.cleanup provides the same functionality in a more general way. (Andrew Bennetts)

Testing

  • A test that was expected to fail but passes instead now counts as a failure catching up with new testtools and subunit handling. (Martin [GZ], #654474)
  • Make it easier for plugins to reuse the per_workingtree scenarios by restoring the wt_scenarios helper that was accidentally deleted. (Vincent Ladeuil, #783472)
  • Removed test_breakin tests that were excessively prone to hanging, did not work on Wine, and partly already disabled. (Martin Pool, #408814, #746985)
  • Windows locations are different and should be tested accordingly. (Vincent Ladeuil, #788131)

bzr 2.4b2

2.4b2:2011-04-28

This is the second beta of the 2.4 series, leading to a 2.4.0 release in August 2011. Beta releases are suitable for everyday use but may cause some incompatibilities with plugins.

This release includes all bug fixed in previous series known at the time of this release.

External Compatibility Breaks

  • Two command synonyms for bzr branch have been deprecated, to avoid confusion and to allow the names to later be reused. The removed names are: get and clone. (Martin Pool, #506265)

New Features

  • bzr commit now supports a --lossy argument that can be used to discard any data that can not be natively represented when committing to a foreign VCS. (Jelmer Vernooij, #587721)

Improvements

  • bzr merge in large trees is now significantly faster. On a 70k entry tree, the time went from ~3min down to 30s. This also effects bzr pull and bzr update since they use the same merge logic to update the WorkingTree. (John Arbash Meinel, #759091)
  • bzr revert now properly uses bzr status‘s optimized iter_changes. This can be a significant performance difference (33s to 5s on large trees). (John Arbash Meinel, #759096)
  • Resolve lp:FOO urls locally rather than doing an XMLRPC request if the user has done bzr launchpad-login. The bzr+ssh URLs were already being handed off to the remote server anyway (xmlrpc has been mapping lp:bzr to bzr+ssh://bazaar.launchpad.net/+branch/bzr, rather than bzr+ssh://bazaar.launchpad.net/~bzr-pqm/bzr/bzr.dev for a few months now.) By doing it ourselves, we can cut out substantial startup time. From Netherlands to London it was taking 368ms to do the XMLRPC call as much as 2s from Sydney. You can test the local logic by using -Dlaunchpad. (John Arbash Meinel, #397739)
  • When building a new WorkingTree (such as during bzr co or bzr branch) we now properly store the stat and hash of files that are old enough. This saves a fair amount of time on the first bzr status (on a 500MB tree, it saves about 30+s). (John Arbash Meinel, #740932)

Bug Fixes

  • Arguments that can’t be decoded to unicode in the current posix locale give a clearer error message without a traceback. (Martin [gz], #745712)
  • bzrlib.log._DEFAULT_REQUEST_PARAMS is no longer accidentally mutated by bzrlib.log._apply_log_request_defaults. In practice these default values aren’t relied on very often so this probably wasn’t causing any trouble. (Andrew Bennetts)
  • bzr log now works on revisions which are not in the current branch. (Matt Giuca, #241998)
  • Don’t rewrite the dirstate file when non-interesting changes have occurred. This can significantly improve ‘bzr status’ times when there are only small changes to a large tree. (Ian Clatworthy, John Arbash Meinel, #380202)
  • Lazy hooks are now reset between test runs. (Jelmer Vernooij, #745566)
  • bzrlib.merge.Merge now calls iter_changes without include_unversioned=True. This makes it significantly faster in many cases, because it only looks at modified files, rather than building information about all files. This can cause failures in other TreeTransform code, because it had been expecting to know the names of things which had not changed (such as parent directories). All cases we know about so far have been fixed, but there may be fallout for edge cases that we are missing. (John Arbash Meinel, #759091)
  • SFTPTransport is more pro-active about closing file-handles. This reduces the chance of having threads fail from async requests while running the test suite. (John Arbash Meinel, #656170)
  • Standalone bzr.exe installation on Windows: user can put additional python libraries into site-packages subdirectory of the installation directory, this might be required for “installing” extra dependencies for some plugins. (Alexander Belchenko, #743256)
  • transform.revert() has been updated to use wt.iter_changes(basis_tree) rather than basis_tree.iter_changes(wt). This allows the optimized code path to kick in, improving bzr revert times significantly (33s to 4s on large trees, 0.7s to 0.3s on small trees.) (John Arbash Meinel, #759096)
  • TreeTransform.create_file/new_file can now take an optional sha1 parameter. If supplied, when the transform is applied, it will then call self._tree._observed_sha1 for those files. This lets us update the hash-cache for content that we create, preventing us from re-reading the content in the next bzr status. (John Arbash Meinel, #740932)

Documentation

  • Added a section about using a shared SSH account on a server for bzr+ssh access. (Russell Smith)
  • The documentation now recommends using SSH rather than SFTP in the tutorials and the examples, because that will generally be much faster and better in cases where it can be used. SFTP is still available and mentioned as an alternative. (Martin Pool, #636712)

API Changes

  • Branch.update_revisions has been made private and should no longer be used by external users. Use Branch.pull or Branch.push instead. (Jelmer Vernooij, #771765)
  • Commands now have an invoked_as attribute, showing the name under which they were called before alias expansion. (Martin Pool)
  • Hooks.create_hook is now deprecated in favour of Hooks.add_hook. (Jelmer Vernooij)
  • If you call bzrlib.initialize but forget to enter the resulting object as a context manager, bzrlib will now be initialized anyhow. (Previously simple programs calling bzrlib might find the library was mysteriously silent.) (Martin Pool)
  • Inventory-specific functionality has been split out of Tree into a new InventoryTree class. Tree instances no longer necessarily provide an inventory attribute. (Jelmer Vernooij)
  • Inventory-specific functionality has been split out of RevisionTree into a new InventoryRevisionTree class. RevisionTree instances no longer necessarily provide an inventory attribute. (Jelmer Vernooij)
  • New method Hooks.uninstall_named_hook. (Jelmer Vernooij, #301472)
  • revision_graph_can_have_wrong_parents is now an attribute on RepositoryFormat rather than a method on Repository. (Jelmer Vernooij)
  • Testament now takes a tree rather than an inventory. (Jelmer Vernooij, #762608)
  • TestCase.failUnlessExists and failIfExists are deprecated in favour of assertPathExists and assertPathDoesNotExist respectively. (Martin Pool)
  • The revno parameter of log.LogRevision may now be None, representing a revision which is not in the current branch. (Matt Giuca, #241998)
  • The various knit pack repository format classes have been moved from bzrlib.repofmt.pack_repo to bzrlib.repofmt.knitpack_repo. (Jelmer Vernooij)
  • RevisionTree now has a new method get_file_revision. (Jelmer Vernooij)
  • WorkingTree no longer provides an inventory. Instead, all inventory-related functionality is now on the subclass InventoryWorkingTree that all native Bazaar working tree implementations derive from. (Jelmer Vernooij)

Internals

  • Added osutils.lstat and osutils.fstat. These are just the os functions on Linux, but they are wrapped on Windows so that fstat matches lstat results across all python versions. (John Arbash Meinel)
  • WorkingTree._observed_sha1 also updates the ‘size’ column. It happened to be updated as a side-effect of commit, but if we start using the function elsewhere we might as well do it directly. (John Arbash Meinel)

Testing

  • Stop using failIf, failUnless, failIfEqual, etc, that give PendingDeprecationWarnings on Python2.7. (Martin Pool, #760435)

bzr 2.4b1

2.4b1:2011-03-17

This is the first beta of the 2.4 series, leading up to a 2.4.0 release in August 2011. Beta releases are suitable for everyday use but may cause some incompatibilities with plugins. Some plugins may need small updates to work with 2.4b1.

External Compatibility Breaks

(none)

New Features

  • Added changelog_merge plugin for merging changes to Changelog files in GNU format. See bzr help changelog_merge for details. (Andrew Bennetts)
  • Configuration options can now use references to other options in the same file by enclosing them with curly brackets ({other_opt}). This makes it possible to use, for example, push_location=lp:~vila/bzr/config-{nickname} in branch.conf when using a loom. During the beta period, the default behaviour is to disable this feature. It can be activated by declaring bzr.config.expand = True in bazaar.conf. (Vincent Ladeuil)
  • External merge tools can now be configured in bazaar.conf. See bzr help configuration for more information. (Gordon Tyler, #489915)
  • The lp: directory service now supports Launchpad’s QA staging. (Jelmer Vernooij, #667483)

Improvements

  • A new hidden command bzr repair-workingtree. This is a way to force the dirstate file to be rebuilt, rather than using a bzr checkout workaround. (John Arbash Meinel)
  • Added a Branch.heads_to_fetch RPC to the smart server protocol. This allows formats from plugins (such as looms) to efficiently tell the client which revisions need to be fetched. (Andrew Bennetts)
  • Branching, merging and pulling a branch now copies revisions named in tags, not just the tag metadata. (Andrew Bennetts, #309682)
  • bzr cat-revision no longer requires a working tree. (Jelmer Vernooij, #704405)
  • bzr export --per-file-timestamps for .tar.gz files will now override the mtime for trees exported on Python 2.7 and later, which expose the ‘mtime’ field in gzip files. This makes the output of bzr export --per-file-timestamps for a particular tree deterministic. (Jelmer Vernooij, #711226)
  • bzr export --format=zip can now export to standard output, like the other exporters can. (Jelmer Vernooij, #513752)
  • bzr export can now create .tar.xz and .tar.lzma files. (Jelmer Vernooij, #551714)
  • Getting all entries from CHKInventory.iter_entries_by_dir() has been sped up dramatically for large trees. Iterating by dir is not the best way to load data from a CHK inventory, so it preloads all the items in the correct order. (With the gcc-tree, this changes it (re)reading 8GB of CHK data, down to just 150MB.) This has noticeable affects for things like building checkouts, etc. (John Arbash Meinel, #737234)

Bug Fixes

  • A MemoryError thrown on the server during a remote operation will now be usefully reported, and other unexpected errors will include the class name. (Martin [gz], #722416)
  • bzr annotate -r-1 file will now properly annotate a deleted file. (Andrew King, #537442)
  • bzr export to zip files will now set a mode on directories. (Jelmer Vernooij, #207253)
  • bzr export to tgz files will only write out the basename of the tarfile to the gzip file. (Jelmer Vernooij, #102234)
  • bzr push --overwrite with an older revision specified will now correctly roll back the target branch. (Jelmer Vernooij, #386576)
  • bzr lp-propose can now propose merges against packaging branches on Launchpad without requiring the target branch to be specified. (Jelmer Vernooij, #704647)
  • bzr lp-propose no longer requires a reviewer to be specified. It will instead leave setting the reviewer up to Launchpad if it was not specified. (Jelmer Vernooij, #583772)
  • bzr pull will now exit with exit code 1 if there were tag conflicts. (Jelmer Vernooij, #213185)
  • bzr mv user errors no longer throw UnicodeEncodeError with non-ascii paths, however they may still print junk if not on a UTF-8 terminal. (Martin [gz], #707954)
  • bzr reconfigure --unstacked now copies revisions (and their ancestors) named in tags into the unstacked repository, not just the ancestry of the branch’s tip. (Andrew Bennetts, #401646)
  • bzr serve no longer crashes when a server_started hook is installed and IPv6 support is available on the system. (Jelmer Vernooij, #293697)
  • bzr status will not rewrite the dirstate file if it only has ‘trivial’ changes. (Currently limited to dir updates and newly-added files changing state.) This saves a bit of time for regular operations. eg. bzr status in a 100k tree takes 1.4s to compute the status, but 1s to re-save the dirstate file. (John Arbash Meinel, #765881)
  • bzr tags will no longer choke on branches with ghost revisions in their mainline and tags on revisions not in the branch ancestry. (Jelmer Vernooij, #397556)
  • bzr whoami will now display an error if both a new identity and --email were specified. (Jelmer Vernooij, #680449)
  • launchpadlib doesn’t provide the uris module in some old versions. (Vincent Ladeuil, #706835)
  • Empty entries in the NO_PROXY variable are no longer treated as matching every host. (Martin Pool, #586341)
  • Plugins incompatible with the current version of bzr no longer produce a warning on every command invocation. Instead, a message is shown by bzr plugins and in crash reports. (#704195, Martin Pool)
  • The “pretty” version of needs_read_lock and needs_write_lock now preserves the identity of default parameter values. (Andrew Bennetts, #718569)
  • bzr dump-btree --raw no longer tracebacks on a B-Tree file containing no rows. (Eric Siegerman, #715508)
  • Fix bzr lp-mirror to work on command line branch URLs and branches without an explicit public location. (Max Bowsher)
  • On Python 2.6 and higher, use multiprocessing.cpu_count() to retrieve the number of available processors. (Jelmer Vernooij, #693140)

API Changes

  • Added Branch.heads_to_fetch method. Implementations of the Branch API must now inherit or implement this method. (Andrew Bennetts, #721328)
  • Added bzrlib.mergetools module with helper functions for working with the list of external merge tools. (Gordon Tyler, #489915)
  • All methods and arguments that were deprecated before 2.0 have been removed. (Jelmer Vernooij)
  • Branch formats should now be registered on the format registry (bzrlib.branch.format_registry) rather than using the class methods on BranchFormat. (Jelmer Vernooij, #714729)
  • Branch.set_revision_history is now deprecated. (Jelmer Vernooij)
  • BranchFormat.supports_leaving_lock() and RepositoryFormat.supports_leaving_lock flags have been added. (Jelmer Vernooij)
  • Branch.fetch implementations must now accept an optional fetch_tags keyword argument. (Andrew Bennetts)
  • Branch.import_last_revision_info is deprecated. Use the import_last_revision_info_and_tags method instead. (Andrew Bennetts)
  • Because it was too specific to BzrDir implementations, ControlDir.sprout no longer has a default implementation; it now raises NotImplementedError. (Jelmer Vernooij, #717937)
  • bzrlib.deprecated_graph has been removed. bzrlib.graph scales better tree and should be used instead. (Jelmer Vernooij, #733612)
  • ControlDirFormat.register_format has been removed. Instead, Prober implementations should now implement a known_formats method. (Jelmer Vernooij)
  • ControlDirFormats can now provide a check_status method and raise a custom exception or warning when an unsupported or deprecated format is being opened. (Jelmer Vernooij, #731311)
  • bzrlib.revionspec.dwim_revspecs is deprecated. Use bzrlib.revisionspec.RevisionSpec_dwim.append_possible_revspec and bzrlib.revisionspec.RevisionSpec_dwim.append_possible_lazy_revspec instead. (Jelmer Vernooij, #721971)
  • BzrDirFormat has a new attribute fixed_components that indicates whether the components of the bzrdir can be upgraded independent of the BzrDir. (Jelmer Vernooij)
  • BzrProber.register_format and BzrProber.unregister_format are now deprecated in favour of the BzrProber.formats format registry. (Jelmer Vernooij)
  • ControlDir implementations no longer have to provide the get_branch_transport, get_workingtree_transport and get_repository_transport methods. (Jelmer Vernooij, #730325)
  • Converter has been moved from bzrlib.bzrdir to bzrlib.controldir. (Jelmer Vernooij)
  • Repository formats can now provide _get_extra_interrepo_test_combinations in the same module to provide extra test combinations for bzrlib.tests.per_repository. (Jelmer Vernooij)
  • Repository formats should now be registered on the format registry (bzrlib.repository.format_registry) rather than using the class methods on RepositoryFormat. (Jelmer Vernooij)
  • Repository formats can now indicate they do not support the full VersionedFiles API by setting the supports_full_versioned_files attribute to False. A subset of the VersionedFiles API (signatures and text graphs) still needs to be supported. (Jelmer Vernooij)
  • Repository formats have a new method is_deprecated that implementations can override to return True to trigger a deprecation warning. (Jelmer Vernooij)
  • The revision_id parameter of Repository.search_missing_revision_ids and InterRepository.search_missing_revision_ids is deprecated. It is replaced by the revision_ids parameter. (Andrew Bennetts)
  • Working tree formats should now be registered on the format registry (bzrlib.working_tree.format_registry) rather than using the class methods on WorkingTreeFormat. (Jelmer Vernooij, #714730)
  • Exporting may now be done with a generator (bzrlib.export.get_export_generator) (Geoff/xaav, #791005)

Internals

  • CatchingExceptionThread (formerly ThreadWithException) has been moved out of the bzrlib.tests hierarchy to make it clearer that it can be used outside of tests. This class makes it easier to track exceptions in threads by catching them so they can be re-raised in the controlling thread. It’s available in the bzrlib.cethread module. (Vincent Ladeuil)
  • Correctly propagate malloc failures from diff-delta.c code as MemoryError so OOM conditions during groupcompress are clearly reported. This entailed a change to several function signatures. (Martin [gz], #633336)
  • HookPoint.lazy_hook and Hooks.install_named_lazy_hook can install hooks for which the callable is loaded lazily. (Jelmer Vernooij)

Testing

  • The Range parsing for HTTP requests will correctly parse incomplete ranges. (Vincent Ladeuil, #731240)