Bzr Daemon with iNotify would do very fast status

Registered by Mark Shuttleworth on 2006-03-19

If we had a bzrd, which was resident all the time and to which bzr could talk, it would be possible for that daemon to use inotify to know exactly which new files were created, and which files had been modified, in a tree. This may speed up the time to establish status in a large tree substantially.

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This is something that is very complex and non-trivial to get right. Until we get close to the limit on more traditional approaches this is not a priority. - RBC 20060807

There is the "bzr shell" in the bzrtools, that already runs all the time. Why not just use that to collect this information? No special daemon required and it's very close to the repository so no communication to the daemon needs to be designed and debugged. --MartinHäcker

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