Subject: bzr 1.17 released!
Date: Monday 20th July 2009 12:21:11 UTC (over 8 years ago)
Bazaar continues to blaze a straight and shining path to the 2.0 release and the elevation of the ``2a`` beta format to the full glory of "supported and stable". Highlights in this release include greatly reduced memory consumption during commits, faster ``ls``, faster ``annotate``, faster network operations if you're specifying a revision number and the final destruction of those annoying progress bar artifacts. The Bazaar team is happy to announce availability of a new release of the bzr adaptive version control system. Bazaar is part of the GNU system <http://gnu.org/>. Thanks to everyone who contributed patches, suggestions, and feedback. Bazaar is now available for download from http://bazaar-vcs.org/Download as a source tarball; packages for various systems will be available soon. Changes from 1.17rc1 to 1.17final ********************************* * Change an extension to call the python ``frozenset()`` rather than the C api ``PyFrozenSet_New``. It turns out that python2.4 did not expose the C api. (John Arbash Meinel, #399366) * Fixes for the Makefile and the rename of ``generate_docs.py`` to ``tools/generate_docs.py`` to allow everything to be built on Windows. (John Arbash Meinel, #399356) * ``bzr serve`` once again applies a ``ChrootServer`` to the given directory before serving it. (Andrew Bennetts, #400535) Compatibility Breaks ******************** * ``bzr register-branch`` from the Launchpad plugin now refers to "project" instead of "product" which is the correct Launchpad terminology. The --product option is deprecated and users should switch to using --project. (Neil Martinsen-Burrell, #238764) New Features ************ * ``bzr push`` now aborts if uncommitted changes (including pending merges) are present in the working tree (if one is present) and no revision is speified. The configuration option ``push_strict`` can be used to set the default for this behavior. (Vincent Ladeuil, #284038, #322808, #65286) * ``bzr revno`` and ``bzr revision-info`` now have a ``--tree`` option to show revision info for the working tree instead of the branch. (Matthew Fuller, John Arbash Meinel) * ``bzr send`` now aborts if uncommitted changes (including pending merges) are present in the working tree and no revision is specified. The configuration option ``send_strict`` can be used to set the default for this behavior. (Vincent Ladeuil, #206577) * ``bzr switch --create-branch/-b`` can now be used to create and switch to a new branch. Supplying a name without a ``/`` will create the branch relative to the existing branch. (similar to how ``bzr switch name`` works when the branch already exists.) (John Arbash Meinel) Bug Fixes ********* * Accept uppercase "Y/N" to prompts such as from break lock. (#335182, Tim Powell, Martin Pool) * Add documentation about diverged branches and how to fix them in the centralized workflow with local commits. Mention ``bzr help diverged-branches`` when a push fails because the branches have diverged. (Neil Martinsen-Burrell, #269477) * Annotate would sometimes 'latch on' to trivial lines, causing important lines to be incorrectly annotated. (John Arbash Meinel, #387952) * Automatic format upgrades triggered by default stacking policies on a 1.16rc1 (or later) smart server work again. (Andrew Bennetts, #388675) * Avoid progress bar artifacts being left behind on the screen. (Martin Pool, #321935) * Better message in ``bzr split`` error suggesting a rich root format. (Neil Martinsen-Burrell, #220067) * ``Branch.set_append_revisions_only`` now works with branches on a smart server. (Andrew Bennetts, #365865) * By default, ``bzr branch`` will fail if the target directory exists, but does not already have a control directory. The flag ``--use-existing-dir`` will allow operation to proceed. (Alexander Belchenko, #307554) * ``bzr ls DIR --from-root`` now shows only things in DIR, not everything. (Ian Clatworthy) * Fetch between repositories does not error if they have inconsistent data that should be irrelevant to the fetch operation. (Aaron Bentley) * Fix ``AttributeError`` exception when reconfiguring lightweight checkout of a remote repository. (Jelmer Vernooij, #332194) * Fix bug in decoding v3 smart server messages when receiving multiple lots of excess bytes after an end-of-message. (Andrew Bennetts) * Force deletion of readonly files during merge, update and other tree transforms. (Craig Hewetson, Martin Pool, #218206) * Force socket shutdown in threaded http test servers to avoid client hangs (pycurl). (Vincent Ladeuil, #383920). * ``LRUCache`` will maintain the linked list pointers even if a nodes cleanup function raises an exception. (John Arbash Meinel, #396838) * Progress bars are now suppressed again when the environment variable ``BZR_PROGRESS_BAR`` is set to ``none``. (Martin Pool, #339385) * Reduced memory consumption during ``bzr commit`` of large files. For pre 2a formats, should be down to ~3x the size of a file. For ``--2a`` format repositories, it is down to the size of the file content plus the size of the compressed text. Related to bug #109114. (John Arbash Meinel) * Set hidden attribute on .bzr directory below unicode path should never fail with error. The operation should succeed even if bzr unable to set the attribute. (Alexander Belchenko, related to bug #335362). * Stacking will no longer accept requests to stack on the same branch/repository. Existing branches that incorrectly reference the same repository in a stacking configuration will now raise UnstackableLocationError when the branch is opened. This can be fixed by removing the stacking location inside ``.bzr/branch``. (Robert Collins, #376243) * The ``log+`` decorator, useful in debugging or profiling, could cause "AttributeError: 'list' object has no attribute 'next'". This is now fixed. The log decorator no longer shows the elapsed time or transfer rate because they're available in the log prefixes and the transport activity display respectively. (Martin Pool, #340347) * Unshelve works correctly when multiple zero-length files are present on the shelf. (Aaron Bentley, #363444) * Progress bars no longer show the network transport scheme or direction. (Martin Pool) * launchpad-login now respects the 'verbose' option. (Jonathan Lange, #217031) Internals ********* * ``bzrlib.user_encoding`` is now officially deprecated. It is not possible to write a deprecation wrapper, but the variable will be removed in the near future. Use ``bzrlib.osutils.get_user_encoding()`` instead. (Alexander Belchenko) * Command lookup has had hooks added. ``bzrlib.Command.hooks`` has three new hook points: ``get_command``, ``get_missing_command`` and ``list_commands``, which allow just-in-time command name provision rather than requiring all command names be known a-priori. (Robert Collins) * ``get_app_path`` from win32utils.py now supports REG_EXPAND_SZ data type and can read path to wordpad.exe. (Alexander Belchenko, #392046) * ``graph.KnownGraph`` has been added. This is a class that can give answers to ``heads()`` very quickly. However, it has the assumption that the whole graph has already been loaded. This is true during ``annotate`` so it is used there with good success (as much as 2x faster for files with long ancestry and 'cherrypicked' changes.) (John Arbash Meinel, Vincent Ladeuil) * OS file locks are now taken out using ``CreateFile`` rather than ``LockFileEx`` on Windows. The locking remains exclusive with ``LockFileEx`` but now it also works on older versions of Windows (such as Win98). (Martin