- 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
- Ignore .DS_Store (contains Mac metadata) by default.
- 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.
- Refactor xml packing/unpacking.
- Fixed ‘bzr mv’ by Ollie Rutherfurd.
- Fixed strange error when trying to access a nonexistent http
- Make sure that the hashcache gets written out if it can’t be
- Various Windows fixes from Ollie Rutherfurd.
- Quieten warnings about locking; patch from Matt Lavin.
- bzr shell-complete command contributed by Clint Adams to
help with intelligent shell completion.
- New expert command bzr find-merge-base for debugging merges.
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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
- Changed trace messages to go through the standard logging
framework, so that they can more easily be redirected by
- 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
- 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.)
- Faster working tree operations.
- 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
- 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
- branch and clone added as aliases for branch.
- Default log format is back to the long format; the compact one
is available with --short.
- Fix bugs in committing only selected files or within a subdirectory.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- bzr --version now shows more information if bzr is being run
from a branch.
- 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
- Converted black-box test suites from Bourne shell into Python;
now run using ./testbzr. Various structural improvements to
- 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.
- 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.
- Cope on Windows on python2.3 by using the weaker random seed.
2.4 is now only recommended.
- ‘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.
- 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.
- Make commit safe for hardlinked bzr trees.
- Some Unicode/locale fixes.
- Partial workaround for difflib.unified_diff not handling
trailing newlines properly.
- Allow docstrings for help to be in PEP0257 format. Patch from
- 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.
- Fix opening of ~/.bzr.log on Windows. Patch from Andrew
- Some improvements in handling paths on Windows, based on a patch
- 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
- New “move” command to move one or more files into a different
- New “renames” command lists files renamed since base revision.
- New cat command contributed by janmar.
- .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.)
- Workaround for difflib bug in Python 2.3 that causes an
exception when comparing empty files. Reported by Erik Toubro
- Refactored inventory storage to insert a root entry at the top.
- Start of shell-based black-box testing in test.sh.
- Win32 fixes from Steve Brown.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Fix inverted display of ‘R’ and ‘M’ during ‘commit -v’.
- Include a subset of ElementTree-1.2.20040618 to make
- Fix time.localtime call to work with Python 2.3 (the minimum
- First public release.
- Storage of local versions: init, add, remove, rm, info, log,
diff, status, etc.