Bazaar and Debian

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Thu Jun 13 20:22:20 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 07:02:51PM +0100, Russel Winder wrote:
> On Thu, 2013-06-13 at 19:22 +0200, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 11:02:51AM +0100, Russel Winder wrote:
> > > I see that the bzr-rewrite and bzr-svn packages have been dropped by
> > > Debian. Does this mean the functionality is elsewhere now, or that those
> > > packages need to be put back in?
> > I put them up for adoption about a year ago, but nobody was interested in 
> > taking over. There have been a few regressions since; in particular Subversion
> > has had some behaviour changes in its wc API after they rewrote the underlying
> > implementation, and this breaks bzr-svn's testsuite.
> I guess the intersection of the set of people interested in Bazaar and
> people able to package for Debian became empty. Sad, but that is natural
> selection for you. ;-)

It's mostly that there is nobody working on bzr-svn anymore. Andrew
Starr-Bochicchio and Eric Newberry are still maintaining various Bazaar-related
packages in Debian.



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