Bazaar Explorer does not reflect the branch nickname

Bug #548610 reported by Andrew G. on 2010-03-26
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Bazaar Explorer
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Bug Description

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?

The suggested solution was to set a branch nickname, however this is not shown in the bazaar explorer UI.

Andrew G. (andrew-gates) wrote :

It may be worth considering allowing the user to provide their own name in the explorer UI, neatly side stepping this issue.

Alexander Belchenko (bialix) wrote :

OK, bzr explorer uses last part of the path to show on a tab, hence your confusion.

You can change the nick of your branch using All Commands dialog (qrun), then select command "nick" and enter desired nick name in the arguments entry.

Changed in bzr-explorer:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Alexander Belchenko (bialix) wrote :

Yes, I think showing explicitly set nick names should be good solution.

Changed in bzr-explorer:
importance: Low → Medium
tags: added: tab-names
ShaunS (shauns) wrote :

Hi,
I would like to add my voice to the call for this to be fixed.

All my projects are called trunk -> trunk ???

I have multiple projects controlled by bazaar and some of my developers are asking to change to git!

Thanks,
Shaun

Attila Fülöp (fulopattila122) wrote :

+1 from me, All the open tabs in the Bazaar Explorer are displaying `www` in my case, they should show the branch nickname instead.
The branch nickname defaults to the last part of the path (the same thing the is currently being shown on the tab). So if you will change the tab to show the branch nick, it doesn't change anything for those who aren't using branch nicknames. And those who do, I think they do it with reason.

I think implementing this little feature would also make the Bazaar Explorer to be more coherent with the whole bazaar system.

Alexander Belchenko (bialix) wrote :

That should be easy to implement. Anybody want to try?

Changed in bzr-explorer:
importance: Medium → High
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