[development] bzr mirror of Drupal HEAD
karoly at negyesi.net
Thu Nov 24 05:05:20 UTC 2005
At http://drupal.revisioncontrol.net/core/head you can find a bzr branch,
which hourly mirrors from cvs.
Also, as a proof of concept, this site is also a working Drupal install. I
copied default in site to drupal.revisioncontrol.net and it's working
nicely. That directory is not revisioned, of course.
You need bzr 0.6 to use this branch, the 0.0.8 in cygwin won't cut it.
Please understand that all this is highly experimental.
You need to run first
bzr get http://drupal.revisioncontrol.net/core/head
in a directory, which will create you a head directory (have patience -- a
progress bar is coming, for now you need patience). This head directory is
also known as branch -- in bzr, a branch is just a directory, if you copy
that directory to some other name, then congratulations, you have
branched, it's so very easy! Actually, the get commmand above is an alias
to branch (and so is clone). To update this branch, use:
and that's it. I recommend setting up an hourly cron to do this for you.
If you want to actually hack core, I recommend branching first:
bzr branch head drupal
from the dir you issued get. Now go to your new drupal directory, hack
away, and use bzr commit often, whenever you are complete with a step. You
can have as many branches you want.
When you want to update your own branch to head, then issue from the
branch you want to update:
bzr merge ../head
bzr commit -m"Synching with HEAD"
You want to roll a patch?
bzr diff ../head
You can, of course do all this against the mirror itself instead of
../head but it's much faster to use your own local mirror -- and also the
http://drupal.revisioncontrol.net is running on James Blackwell's donated
space and bandwidth for which I am thankful, but let's not overuse it
folks, OK :) ? Later I'd like to move this our own infrastructure.
If you want to work together with someone then you need to make your
branch public. The first thing is that you need to copy the working tree
to some webspace and then you can just:
bzr push sftp://somewhere.domain/path/to/my/bzr/branch
Of course, ftp://username:password@ also works. The web space does not
need to run bzr or anything at all. You are storing static files.
Last tip: bzr help is really helpful.
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