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SubjectRe: linux-2.5.4-pre1 - bitkeeper testing
On Feb 07, 2002  22:06 -0800, Larry McVoy wrote:
> > Ideally, this should ask what changesets you want to send, and what
> > public tree to look at to see *what* makes sense to send.
>
> In BK 2.1.4 we added a
>
> bk send -u<url> email
>
> which does the sync with the URL and sends only what you have that the
> URL doesn't have. But you have to be running 2.1.4 on both ends.

In one way, it doesn't make sense to "bk send" a CSET that is already
in the parent repository, so by default <url> should probably be the
parent. The "proper" mode of operation would be to "bk pull" on the
other end if they want to get a copy of the whole repository, I think.

If you can't contact the repository to check, "bk send" would only send
a subset of CSETs unless told otherwise. Maybe at most all CSETs generated
locally which do not have CSETs from the parent repository following them,
or maybe non-local CSETs following them.

Unfortunately, I don't know how hard it is to determine "CSETs from the
parent repository". It is also hard to guess what to do when you _are_
the parent repository.

In general I don't think you ever want to send a whole repository by
email, and this is probably a user error.

Cheers, Andreas
--
Andreas Dilger
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2resize/
http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/

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