Bazaar 1.5

Bazaar 1.5 final

This release of Bazaar includes several updates to the documentation, and fixes
to prepare for making rich root support the default format. Many bugs have been
squashed, including fixes to log, bzr+ssh inter-operation with older servers.

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Bazaar
Series:
1.5
Version:
1.5
Released:
2008-05-16  
Registrant:
John A Meinel
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2008-05-16
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Release notes 

bzr 1.5 2008-05-16
------------------

This release of Bazaar includes several updates to the documentation, and fixes
to prepare for making rich root support the default format. Many bugs have been
squashed, including fixes to log, bzr+ssh inter-operation with older servers.

  CHANGES:

    * Suppress deprecation warnings when bzrlib is a 'final' release. This way
      users of packaged software won't be bothered with DeprecationWarnings,
      but developers and testers will still see them. (John Arbash Meinel)

  DOCUMENTATION:

    * Incorporate feedback from Jelmer Vernooij and Neil Martinsen-Burrell
      on the plugin and integration chapters of the User Guide.
      (Ian Clatworthy)

bzr 1.5rc1 2008-05-09
---------------------

  NOTES WHEN UPGRADING:

  CHANGES:

    * Broader support of GNU Emacs mail clients. Set
      ``mail_client=emacsclient`` in your bazaar.conf and ``send`` will pop the
      bundle in a mail buffer according to the value of ``mail-user-agent``
      variable. (Xavier Maillard)

  FEATURES:

  IMPROVEMENTS:

    * Diff now handles revision specs like "branch:" and "submit:" more
      efficiently. (Aaron Bentley)

    * More friendly error given when attempt to start the smart server
      on an address already in use. (Andrea Corbellini, #200575)

    * Pull completes much faster when there is nothing to pull.
      (Aaron Bentley)

  BUGFIXES:

    * Authentication.conf can define sections without password.
      (Vincent Ladeuil, #199440)

    * Avoid muttering every time a child update does not cause a progress bar
      update. (John Arbash Meinel, #213771)

    * ``Branch.reconcile()`` is now implemented. This allows ``bzr reconcile``
      to fix when a Branch has a non-canonical mainline history. ``bzr check``
      also detects this condition. (John Arbash Meinel, #177855)

    * ``bzr commit`` now works with Microsoft's FTP service.
      (Andreas Deininger)

    * Catch definitions outside sections in authentication.conf.
      (Vincent Ladeuil, #217650)

    * Conversion from non-rich-root to rich-root(-pack) updates inventory
      sha1s, even when bundles are used. (Aaron Bentley, #181391)

    * Conversion from non-rich-root to rich-root(-pack) works correctly even
      though search keys are not topologically sorted. (Aaron Bentley)

    * Conversion from non-rich-root to rich-root(-pack) works even when a
      parent revision has a different root id. (Aaron Bentley, #177874)

    * Disable strace testing until strace is fixed (see bug #103133) and emit a
      warning when selftest ends to remind us of leaking tests.
      (Vincent Ladeuil, #226769)

    * Fetching all revisions from a repository does not cause pack collisions.
      (Robert Collins, Aaron Bentley, #212908)

    * Fix error about "attempt to add line-delta in non-delta knit".
      (Andrew Bennetts, #217701)

    * Pushing a branch in "dirstate" format (Branch5) over bzr+ssh would break
      if the remote server was < version 1.2. This was due to a bug in the
      RemoteRepository.get_parent_map() fallback code.
      (John Arbash Meinel, #214894)

    * Remove leftover code in ``bzr_branch`` that inappropriately creates
      a ``branch-name`` file in the branch control directory.
      (Martin Pool)

    * Set SO_REUSEADDR on server sockets of ``bzr serve`` to avoid problems
      rebinding the socket when starting the server a second time.
      (John Arbash Meinel, Martin Pool, #164288)

    * Severe performance degradation in fetching from knit repositories to
      knits and packs due to parsing the entire revisions.kndx on every graph
      walk iteration fixed by using the Repository.get_graph API. There was
      another regression in knit => knit fetching which re-read the index for
      every revision each side had in common.
      (Robert Collins, John Arbash Meinel)

    * When logging the changes to a particular file, there was a bug if there
      were ghosts in the revision ancestry. (John Arbash Meinel, #209948)

  DOCUMENTATION:

    * Expanded the User Guide to include new chapters on popular plugins and
      integrating Bazaar into your environment. The *Best practices* chapter
      was renamed to *Miscellaneous topics* as suggested by community
      feedback as well. (Ian Clatworthy)

    * Document outlining strategies for TortoiseBzr. (Mark Hammond)

    * Improved the documentation on hooks. (Ian Clatworthy)

    * Update authentication docs regarding ssh agents.
      (Vincent Ladeuil, #183705)

  TESTING:

    * Add ``thread_name_suffix`` parameter to SmartTCPServer_for_testing, to
      make it easy to identify which test spawned a thread with an unhandled
      exception. (Andrew Bennetts)

    * New ``--debugflag``/``-E`` option to ``bzr selftest`` for setting
      options for debugging tests, these are complementary to the the -D
      options. The ``-Dselftest_debug`` global option has been replaced by the
      ``-E=allow_debug`` option for selftest. (Andrew Bennetts)

    * Parameterised test ids are preserved correctly to aid diagnosis of test
      failures. (Robert Collins, Andrew Bennetts)

    * The test suite modules have been modified to define load_tests() instead
      of test_suite(). That speeds up selective loading (via --load-list)
      significantly and provides many examples on how to migrate (grep for
      load_tests). (Vincent Ladeuil)

  INTERNALS:

    * ``Hooks.install_hook`` is now deprecated in favour of
      ``Hooks.install_named_hook`` which adds a required ``name`` parameter, to
      avoid having to call ``Hooks.name_hook``. (Daniel Watkins)

    * Implement xml8 serializer. (Aaron Bentley)

    * New form ``@deprecated_method(deprecated_in(1, 5, 0))`` for making
      deprecation wrappers. (Martin Pool)

    * ``Repository.revision_parents`` is now deprecated in favour of
      ``Repository.get_parent_map([revid])[revid]``. (Jelmer Vernooij)

    * The Python ``assert`` statement is no longer used in Bazaar source, and
      a test checks this. (Martin Pool)

  API BREAKS:

    * ``bzrlib.status.show_pending_merges`` requires the repository to be
      locked by the caller. Callers should have been doing it anyway, but it
      will now raise an exception if they do not. (John Arbash Meinel)

    * Repository.get_data_stream, Repository.get_data_stream_for_search(),
      Repository.get_deltas_for_revsions(), Repository.revision_trees(),
      Repository.item_keys_introduced_by() no longer take read locks.
      (Aaron Bentley)

    * ``LockableFiles.get_utf8`` is deprecated, as a start towards
      removing LockableFiles and ``.control_files`` entirely.
      (Martin Pool)

    * Methods deprecated prior to 1.1 have been removed.
      (Martin Pool)

Changelog 

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bzr 1.5 2008-05-16
------------------

This release of Bazaar includes several updates to the documentation, and fixes
to prepare for making rich root support the default format. Many bugs have been
squashed, including fixes to log, bzr+ssh inter-operation with older servers.

  CHANGES:

    * Suppress deprecation warnings when bzrlib is a 'final' release. This way
      users of packaged software won't be bothered with DeprecationWarnings,
      but developers and testers will still see them. (John Arbash Meinel)

  DOCUMENTATION:

    * Incorporate feedback from Jelmer Vernooij and Neil Martinsen-Burrell
      on the plugin and integration chapters of the User Guide.
      (Ian Clatworthy)

bzr 1.5rc1 2008-05-09
---------------------

  NOTES WHEN UPGRADING:

  CHANGES:

    * Broader support of GNU Emacs mail clients. Set
      ``mail_client=emacsclient`` in your bazaar.conf and ``send`` will pop the
      bundle in a mail buffer according to the value of ``mail-user-agent``
      variable. (Xavier Maillard)

  FEATURES:

  IMPROVEMENTS:

    * Diff now handles revision specs like "branch:" and "submit:" more
      efficiently. (Aaron Bentley)

    * More friendly error given when attempt to start the smart server
      on an address already in use. (Andrea Corbellini, #200575)

    * Pull completes much faster when there is nothing to pull.
      (Aaron Bentley)

  BUGFIXES:

    * Authentication.conf can define sections without password.
      (Vincent Ladeuil, #199440)

    * Avoid muttering every time a child update does not cause a progress bar
      update. (John Arbash Meinel, #213771)

    * ``Branch.reconcile()`` is now implemented. This allows ``bzr reconcile``
      to fix when a Branch has a non-canonical mainline history. ``bzr check``
      also detects this condition. (John Arbash Meinel, #177855)

    * ``bzr commit`` now works with Microsoft's FTP service.
      (Andreas Deininger)

    * Catch definitions outside sections in authentication.conf.
      (Vincent Ladeuil, #217650)

    * Conversion from non-rich-root to rich-root(-pack) updates inventory
      sha1s, even when bundles are used. (Aaron Bentley, #181391)

    * Conversion from non-rich-root to rich-root(-pack) works correctly even
      though search keys are not topologically sorted. (Aaron Bentley)

    * Conversion from non-rich-root to rich-root(-pack) works even when a
      parent revision has a different root id. (Aaron Bentley, #177874)

    * Disable strace testing until strace is fixed (see bug #103133) and emit a
      warning when selftest ends to remind us of leaking tests.
      (Vincent Ladeuil, #226769)

    * Fetching all revisions from a repository does not cause pack collisions.
      (Robert Collins, Aaron Bentley, #212908)

    * Fix error about "attempt to add line-delta in non-delta knit".
      (Andrew Bennetts, #217701)

    * Pushing a branch in "dirstate" format (Branch5) over bzr+ssh would break
      if the remote server was < version 1.2. This was due to a bug in the
      RemoteRepository.get_parent_map() fallback code.
      (John Arbash Meinel, #214894)

    * Remove leftover code in ``bzr_branch`` that inappropriately creates
      a ``branch-name`` file in the branch control directory.
      (Martin Pool)

    * Set SO_REUSEADDR on server sockets of ``bzr serve`` to avoid problems
      rebinding the socket when starting the server a second time.
      (John Arbash Meinel, Martin Pool, #164288)

    * Severe performance degradation in fetching from knit repositories to
      knits and packs due to parsing the entire revisions.kndx on every graph
      walk iteration fixed by using the Repository.get_graph API. There was
      another regression in knit => knit fetching which re-read the index for
      every revision each side had in common.
      (Robert Collins, John Arbash Meinel)

    * When logging the changes to a particular file, there was a bug if there
      were ghosts in the revision ancestry. (John Arbash Meinel, #209948)

  DOCUMENTATION:

    * Expanded the User Guide to include new chapters on popular plugins and
      integrating Bazaar into your environment. The *Best practices* chapter
      was renamed to *Miscellaneous topics* as suggested by community
      feedback as well. (Ian Clatworthy)

    * Document outlining strategies for TortoiseBzr. (Mark Hammond)

    * Improved the documentation on hooks. (Ian Clatworthy)

    * Update authentication docs regarding ssh agents.
      (Vincent Ladeuil, #183705)

  TESTING:

    * Add ``thread_name_suffix`` parameter to SmartTCPServer_for_testing, to
      make it easy to identify which test spawned a thread with an unhandled
      exception. (Andrew Bennetts)

    * New ``--debugflag``/``-E`` option to ``bzr selftest`` for setting
      options for debugging tests, these are complementary to the the -D
      options. The ``-Dselftest_debug`` global option has been replaced by the
      ``-E=allow_debug`` option for selftest. (Andrew Bennetts)

    * Parameterised test ids are preserved correctly to aid diagnosis of test
      failures. (Robert Collins, Andrew Bennetts)

    * The test suite modules have been modified to define load_tests() instead
      of test_suite(). That speeds up selective loading (via --load-list)
      significantly and provides many examples on how to migrate (grep for
      load_tests). (Vincent Ladeuil)

  INTERNALS:

    * ``Hooks.install_hook`` is now deprecated in favour of
      ``Hooks.install_named_hook`` which adds a required ``name`` parameter, to
      avoid having to call ``Hooks.name_hook``. (Daniel Watkins)

    * Implement xml8 serializer. (Aaron Bentley)

    * New form ``@deprecated_method(deprecated_in(1, 5, 0))`` for making
      deprecation wrappers. (Martin Pool)

    * ``Repository.revision_parents`` is now deprecated in favour of
      ``Repository.get_parent_map([revid])[revid]``. (Jelmer Vernooij)

    * The Python ``assert`` statement is no longer used in Bazaar source, and
      a test checks this. (Martin Pool)

  API BREAKS:

    * ``bzrlib.status.show_pending_merges`` requires the repository to be
      locked by the caller. Callers should have been doing it anyway, but it
      will now raise an exception if they do not. (John Arbash Meinel)

    * Repository.get_data_stream, Repository.get_data_stream_for_search(),
      Repository.get_deltas_for_revsions(), Repository.revision_trees(),
      Repository.item_keys_introduced_by() no longer take read locks.
      (Aaron Bentley)

    * ``LockableFiles.get_utf8`` is deprecated, as a start towards
      removing LockableFiles and ``.control_files`` entirely.
      (Martin Pool)

    * Methods deprecated prior to 1.1 have been removed.
      (Martin Pool)

0 blueprints and 9 bugs targeted

Bug report Importance Assignee Status
214894 #214894 Pushing from bzr 1.3 => bzr < 1.2 is broken for Branch5 (AssertionError) 2 Critical John A Meinel  10 Fix Released
177855 #177855 assertionerror trips on pull --overwrite in dirstate branch with non-canonical history 3 High John A Meinel  10 Fix Released
200575 #200575 "Address already in use " crashes smart server 4 Medium Andrea Corbellini  10 Fix Released
202928 #202928 bzr diff slow against ancestor 4 Medium Aaron Bentley  10 Fix Released
217650 #217650 Use of authentication.conf causes update to fail 4 Medium Vincent Ladeuil  10 Fix Released
226769 #226769 strace test side-effect hangs selftest 4 Medium Vincent Ladeuil  10 Fix Released
199440 #199440 Traceback if authentication.conf contains section without password 5 Low Vincent Ladeuil  10 Fix Released
183705 #183705 authentication.conf doesnt provide sftp login password 1 Undecided Vincent Ladeuil  10 Fix Released
248275 #248275 Crash when pulling with --no-plugins 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
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