Bazaar explorer project naming

Asked by Andrew G. on 2010-03-23

I have recently started using Bazaar explorer and have run into an interesting problem.
All work i do follows a specific naming convention, with the name of the project at the top of the tree with major versions below that and minor versions below that, for e.g.

Project 1
 + 1
 | - 0
 | - 1

Project 2
 + 1
 | - 0
 | - 1
 + 2
 | - 0

If i create a branch at the place i want to work from, for example project2/2/0, bazaar explorer calls it '0'. If i then create a new branch for work on project1/1/0, bazaar explorer calls that one '0', which naturally causes confusion.
Is there a way to explicitly name these projects / branches / locations that explorer keeps track of?

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Martin Pool (mbp) said : #1


In bzr itself you would set the branch nickname, with 'bzr nick', to eg 'project-2.2.0'. I can't remember offhand if there is an explorer ui for this.

Hi Andrew,

The naming is currently hard-coded based on directory names. Are you creating a shared repository at the project level? If so, then the name shown should be something like

  0 [project1]

A short-term workaround is to use a slightly more verbose naming scheme, e.g. 1.0 instead of 0, 2.1 instead of 1, etc.

I'm open to using branch nicks if that would help. If so, please raise a bug asking for that.

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