Details on new wire protocol?

Matt Mackall mpm at
Thu Jul 2 01:15:43 CDT 2009

On Thu, 2009-07-02 at 07:56 +0200, Peter Arrenbrecht wrote:
> Matt, any details on the improved wire protocol which you announced for 1.4 yet?
> -parren

[Peter's referring to my blog post:

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There are several things in the works that all need protocol

- lightweight copies
- parent deltas
- shallow clones
- longer hashes (for SHA1 replacement)
- faster cset discovery ('searching for changes')
- bookmarks

Rather than add the necessary protocol bits needed for this stuff one at
a time, I'm hoping it can be done in one release.

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