Is bazaar-ng for newbies?

Martin Pool mbp at
Sat Apr 30 01:35:56 BST 2005

On Fri, 2005-04-29 at 11:28 -0700, Dorival Pedroso wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have never used CVS-like programs. I always used to control the version of my
> programs "by-hand". Now I need help from some CVS-like programs. After
> researching (google) I read about CVS, Subversion, Arch, Bazaar and Bazaar-NG.
> I became convinced that Bazaar-NG is proeminent, thus I installed it and did
> the tutorial, WOW! that's good (easy). However I couldn't discover how to work
> back (withdraw) on a previous version.

You can get it back in several ways:

- bzr export into another directory and compare that to your current

- bzr diff relative to a previous revision

- bzr cat the contents of a file in a previous revision

>  I know that Bazaar-NG is a baby-project,
> but I prefer to start with it and wait/contribute for future releases than
> learning CVS/SVN or Arch/Bazaar because they seem difficult (I tried arch and
> quit on the same day) and obsolete(?). Therefore, I make a question: Is
> bazaar-ng for newbies?

I think it would be very good if you could use it as a newbie and
contribute your observations on what things are easy to understand or
not in the documentation and the program.  I want it to be easy for
newbies and the only way is to test it.


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