Canonical Voices

Martin Pool


Thanks to INADA Naoki (and friends?), Bazaar documentation is now available in Japanese.

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Martin Pool


The Bazaar Explorer GUI is now available in 11 human languages (and partially translated into a few more) including Algis Kaballa’s recent translation into Lithuanian.

20091110-explorer-lithuanian

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Gary van der Merwe


A number of new features have been added to QBzr, related to the management of your working tree. These feature are available from both qbrowse, and qcommit, and are available in the qbzr 0.16 release.

Screenshot of the new working tree context menu, including Merge conflict, Mark conflict resolved, Rename, Remove.

As you can see in the screen shot, we now show conflicts in the status column. Behind the scenes, “Merge conflict” uses extmerge, so that need installed and configured to work. “Mark conflict resolved” does a bzr resolve on the selected file.

“Remove” will unversion, and remove the file. It will prompt you if there are uncommitted changed that will be removed.

Moving and renameing

There are 3 new features that allow you to move or rename a file:

  • You can select rename from the context menu, and enter a new name.
  • You can move a file by drag it to a new folder.
  • If you have renamed or moved a file outside of bzr, you can select the old path (missing), and the new path (unversoined) and chose “Mark as moved/renamed”.
    Screenshot of Mark as Moved

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Martin Pool

welcome garyvdm!


Gary van der Merwe, a long-standing bzr and qbzr contributor, is the newest bzr pqm committer.

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Martin Pool

mcrepogen


Neil Martinsen-Burrell just announced MCREPOGEN, a tool to generate random version control histories for Bazaar or anything that can read the fastimport format.

It uses a Markov Chain model where the states are directory trees and various changes to the tree have associated probabilities. The intent is that by giving complete control over the characteristics of the history, performance testing of different aspects of VCS can be improved.

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Ian Clatworthy

Bazaar Survival Guide progress


As part of my drive to make it easier for users to switch to Bazaar, I’ve been working with some of our community members on a Bazaar Survival Guide, a manual explaining Bazaar to refugees of other tools in terms they already know. We now have sections for CVS, Subversion, Mercurial, Darcs, Monotone and ClearCase users. Hopefully, we’ll have sections soon for other popular tools.

A huge thanks to everyone who has helped with this! I think it is coming along nicely.

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Ian Clatworthy


Are you a Bazaar fan and need some help explaining to others why Bazaar is cool? I published a document last week called Why switch to Bazaar? that may help. I’ve tried hard to present the big picture together with some concrete examples, explaining what we stand for and what that means to users, teams and communities in reality. Furthermore, if you tried Bazaar 1.x but found it too slow or inefficient, I’m sure you’ll find the Bazaar 2.0 benchmarks included in the document great news.

I hope you find the document interesting and food for thought. If there are any mistakes or you’ll like to translate the document to another language, please let me know.

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Ian Clatworthy

Bazaar’s cross-platform appeal


I’ve been looking into our user base in recent days. The results are pretty pleasing: solid numbers of adopters on both Ubuntu and Windows. All up, I estimate we have 80-100k users by the time other operating systems are taken into account.

See http://bazaar-vcs.org/BzrPopularity.

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