Bazaar and Debian

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Fri Jun 14 07:54:55 UTC 2013

On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 08:03:31AM +0100, Russel Winder wrote:
> On Thu, 2013-06-13 at 14:39 -0400, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> [???]
> > and Bazaar is the GNU recommended dvcs.  Second, we cannot host our code on a
> > closed source hosting platform, so that rules out Github and Mercurial.
> [???]
> I guess you mean BitBucket rather than Mercurial?
I think Barry means that all hosting platforms for Mercurial are closed. The
only two I'm aware of (BitBucket and Google Code) certainly are. Are there any others
that are free and comparable to GitHub or Launchpad?

> Given the increasing lack of maintenance of Bazaar, will GNU come under
> pressure to drop it as the preferred DVCS? The alternative is for GNU to
> assume responsibility for ensuring there is maintenance, but can this
> happen?
It's important to distinguish between bzr-svn (lp:bzr-svn) and bzr core
(lp:bzr) here. There is certainly a lack of maintenance on the first, but
the second is still seeing changes, albeit at a lower frequency than a couple of
years ago.



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