Experiences with Bazaar in a Commercial Environment

Alexander Belchenko bialix at ukr.net
Wed Feb 22 08:59:46 UTC 2012

In my opinion some problems you have because there is not so many bzr 
users. And because of this there is not so good support in some areas.
This is amplifying loopback that has negative impact on bzr.

Fewer bzr users in general means that there is fewer people who want to 
help improve the bzr and GUI for bzr. There is only couple of developers 
who works on improving QBzr from time to time, and there is almost zero 
developers who works on improving Bazaar Explorer.

Mercurial is more popluar, so there are more developers who want to help 
improve it. So hg has good GUI now.

Sometimes bzr has so good support in some areas that there is not many 
reasons to improve others. Like CLI experience: I don't use bzr-explorer 
in day-to-day basis because I find bzr CLI (bzr status) is more useful 
for me. I use QBzr very much, but mostly qcommit, qlog, qannotate, 
qdiff, and qpush. So other dialogs could be less polished and mature. I 
like internal qdiff view and don't use Beyond Compare or any other 
external diff viewer, so there is no best support for external diffs.

What I said above is not excuses for your mail, I've just tried to 
explain why we there where we are now, in my opinion.

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