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    Phoronix: Canonical's Bazaar Still In Stagnant State

    With Canonical allocating its resources elsewhere, the Bazaar revision control system has fallen stagnant...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMyNzc

  • #2
    I think mozilla still uses bzr

    They originally picked it because it was more windows friendly than git.

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    • #3
      If the system is finished and working why any more commits? If it's not broken don't fix it.

      Michael is now officially on anti-Canonical vendetta.

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      • #4
        When you have Git and Mercurial, Bazaar is simply redundant.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
          They originally picked it because it was more windows friendly than git.
          Do they? I thought Mozilla used mercurial (Could be wrong though)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ericg View Post
            Do they? I thought Mozilla used mercurial (Could be wrong though)
            Yep. Mozilla uses Mercurial and not Bzr.

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            • #7
              On related topic, Kiln (from Fog Creek / Stack Overflow guys) announced support for parallel Hg and Git repos. So every repo can be accessed with either Hg or Git clients. Sounds to me like a migration path from Hg to Git for their users.

              http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2013/03/11.html

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              • #8
                If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by quenlinlom View Post
                  If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
                  In this case it seems to be just "Don't fix it!"
                  https://bugs.launchpad.net/bzr
                  2081 open bugs
                  212 high importance bugs

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                  • #10
                    Not redundant

                    Originally posted by amehaye View Post
                    When you have Git and Mercurial, Bazaar is simply redundant.
                    Bazaar has some important features:
                    - Serverless operation. All you need to make a public repository is an SSH or FTP account. (Hg apparently also has this.)
                    - Centralized mode and bound branches. You can still have a centralized repository like in SVN and work in branches on major features, which is actually the most useful model to the vast majority of projects.
                    - Commands which are understandable to the average human. Git requires several aliases to approach sensible behavior, encourages partial commits of uncompiled, untested code, and silently commits merges if there are no text conflicts (great recipe for breaking the build). Trying to learn Git commands from the manual is an impossible task. For example, "git push" is describes as "Update remote refs along with associated objects" - what the f*** is this supposed to mean???

                    Bazaar is IMO the best tool to use in environments such as scientific programming, where the collaborators are not willing to spend a week learning how to use Git without accidentally destroying their work, and you might have no control over your server.

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