Is bazaar-ng for newbies?

Erik Bågfors zindar at
Sat Apr 30 01:37:59 BST 2005

I think, yes!

bazaar-ng should be a simple as a SCM can be without giving up
important functionality.
There are lot's of things that are not implemented yet and therefor it
may not be for newbies today.

There are today two ways to get back a previous version. One is "bzr
export -r rev" which will export your tree for a specific revision to
a directory. Another is "bzr cat -r rev file" which will give you that
revision of that specific file on stdout.

If you want to help with bzr, that's great, stay with it. But if you
need something simple to use NOW (while waiting for bzr) I would
recommend darcs.  It's very simple to use and works today.  Bzr will
be alot better once it's done, I believe.


On 4/29/05, Dorival Pedroso <dorival_pedroso at> 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. 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?
> Thanks everyone. Thanks Canonical.
> I hope help with some code soon.
> D.M.Pedroso.
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