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Re: bazaar question

From: henry atting
Subject: Re: bazaar question
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 12:15:48 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

On Mi, Jan 27 2010, Óscar Fuentes wrote:

> Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Tried it with `bazaar branch'
>>> but stopped, unpatiently, after 20 minutes.
>>> Is this the only way to get the latest source?
>> You can get them from Launchpad too. That is faster since they have
>> installed the bazaar fast server (or what it is called).
>>   bzr branch lp:emacs trunk
> The smart server works only if you have a Launchpad account and imported
> a public ssh key there. Otherwise, it uses the http transport, the same
> Savannah serves.
> Using the smart server saves a few minutes (more if you are using a slow
> machine).
> I don't recommend a lightweight branch. The initial download is
> something you need to do only once, and if you want to work on more than
> one machine, you can clone your bzr branch from one to another without
> downloading again from Savannah. Plus, most version control operations
> on a lightweight branch over http are *very* slow, except perhaps
> `update', which is about the same.

I decided against a lightweight branch. 
Ddon't know if it was really faster (I don't have a launchpad account),
maybe some minutes. Anyway, the crucial fact that helped me keeping up was
the care of this group :)



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