Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> writes:

> On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 12:30 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
>> Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> writes:
>>> If a clone exists with the old organization (v1.8.2) it will prevent the
>>> new shared repository organization from working, so let's remove this
>>> repository, which is not used any more.
>>> Signed-off-by: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com>
>>> ---
>> What happens with and without this patch to an existing user from
>> 1.8.2 days, when she does what?
> I already explained it would prevent the new shared repository
> organization from working, so the old organization would be used; the
> repositories won't be shared.
>> A sample answer (to show the level of descriptiveness, not the
>> content, I am epecting) might go something like "Because the
>> organization is different, it will barf whenever she tries to
>> incrementally update from the other side. By removing the old one
>> 1.8.3 contrib/ does not understand, at least we can unstuck her; she
>> ends up reimporting the whole history, though."
> Bazaar won't barf, the repositories will be duplicated, so the shared
> feature won't work.

But by removing the old incarnation, you are getting rid of the copy
for which the shared feature will not work, so with patch, "won't
work" is no longer an issue.  Is the user making a trade-off by
using Git with this patch?  What is she losing by removal, if
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