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Re: Tabula rasa


Hey Kevin,
Im no bzr pro but i do use it a fair amount. I think as long as the original branch is kept on launchpad until we are completely sure that all required files have been migrated to the new branch, we should be ok.
Although does anyone know of any options in bzr to make this task any easier? If not i will have a look this afternoon.
Ryan Macnish
> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 19:29:23 -0500
> From: godbyk@xxxxxxxxx
> To: ubuntu-manual@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Ubuntu-manual] Tabula rasa
> Hey, guys.
> Before we all get started on updating the lucid-e2 branch, I wanted to
> run an idea by you.  I'm hoping that those more experienced with
> bzr/Launchpad can help.
> Right now, our branch is over 150 MB in size. The actual size of the
> source files required to build the manual is less than a megabyte.
> Many of the files in the branch are either no longer needed or don't
> belong there.  The website has been moved to its own repository, for
> instance.
> Unfortunately, when you delete a file, it seems that its history is
> still kept in the repository and when someone branches the repository,
> that history must be downloaded, too.
> I propose that we create a completely new branch -- with no history
> and no files -- and then copy the requisite files from the lucid-1e-en
> branch (which is where the latest edits are) into this new branch.
> Is there a better way to handle this situation?  (I admit I'm not that
> familiar with bzr.)
> Thanks for your help!
> --Kevin
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