Why Bazaar part 4 now online - plug-ins

Ian Clatworthy ian.clatworthy at internode.on.net
Wed Jul 18 05:24:03 BST 2007

Aaron Bentley wrote:
> Ian Clatworthy wrote:
>> See
>> http://ianclatworthy.wordpress.com/2007/07/18/version-control-plug-ins-vs-toolkits/.
> It's nice, but there are a couple of things.
> You're selling plugins short by talking only about commands.  bzr-svn
> doesn't add any commands, but it certainly increases the capabilities of
> Bazaar.  Similarly, the email plugin doesn't add any commands.

Very true.

> Second, there's something about the tone.  It's like you're saying "here
> is an important feature, and oh look, Bazaar has it".  You're partisan,
> and people know you're partisan.  That's fine.  But I'd suggest a tone
> more like "I love Bazaar.  Let me tell you one of the reasons I love
> Bazaar..."

Damn you've blown my cover. So much for pretending to be semi-objective. :-)

Seriously though, my very first post
did state quite up front that I was pro-Bazaar and worked for Canonical.
My (limited) experience watching the incoming links and visitor numbers
though has been that the "generally useful content + Bazaar does that
well" approach has worked better than the "I love Bazaar" one. At least
in spreading the message outside the current Bazaar user base.

But there's not a lot of data so I could be just imagining it.

Thanks for the feedback,
Ian C.

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