Using Launchpad and Bazaar for a new project

Algis Kabaila akabaila at
Tue Oct 13 11:44:26 BST 2009

In the process of porting some material from internal records as well as an 
external svn storage to Launchpad, I would like to start a new project. 
Basically, it would involve several bazaar branches:

1. The *.tex files for the text of a book as well as *.jpg and a .pdf files..
2. A completed frame analysis program that accompanies the book.
3. A new work on a finite element method program for engineering structural 
nalysis that can use every type of element, implemented as a plugin. This new 
mainline implements a simple and flexible plugin system.

My computer is organised with a data partition, mounted on /dat.  The /dat 
partition has Mail and Documents folders that are accessible from a Linux OS 
booted on any other partition.  A possible implementation of the project would 
have a local repository in /dat/ak-repo directory with the above mentioned 
three branches and may be some other branches.  Each branch would have a 
working version in /dat/Documents/xyz and all the work would take place there.
Occasionally it will be backed up in /dat/ak-repo/xyz.  (ak-repo would be 
initialised as a repository).

Less frequently all of /dat/ak-repo would be pushed to the repository on the 

Does this look like a workable proposition? At what stage should I try to 
register the project on Launchpad - asp or later?  

Any and all advice will be gratefully received.


Algis Kabaila, MEngSc, PhD(Eng)

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