Moving to Bazaar

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Fri Nov 21 20:16:58 GMT 2008

On Friday 21 November 2008 04:15, Giuseppe Bilotta wrote:
> On Wednesday 19 November 2008 14:33, Harald Sitter wrote:
> > KHello World!
> >
> > At yesterday's meeting we discussed the possibility of moving the
> > packaging of all KDE core packages to bazaar branches.
> > The general feeling seemed to be in favor of starting a migration.
> >
> > Scott, who had reservation about the performance of bzr didn't make it to
> > the meeting, so we probably should work this out via mail. In general we
> > should get every question or problem resolved before starting to use bzr
> > for real.
> Hello all, I'm not the most frequent direct contributor to
> Kubuntu, but I try to follow its development quite closely, and
> try the live CDs from time to time. So consider my opinion for
> what it is 8-)
> I must say that I was quite surprised when I read this email, and
> I sorely miss not participating in the meeting. Anyway, my remark
> is: considering the KDE itself is considering switching to git for
> a more distributed development model (see e.g.
> <>), and that Debian is switching to
> git for its package maintenance, wouldn't git be a better choice
> than bzr for the task discussed in this thread?
> Note that I'm suggesting this not because of technical reasons
> (I've never used bzr myself, only hg and git), but for consistency
> with the upstream development styles.
> (Oh, I *do* believe that git is a better technical choice, but
> I've only _read_ about bzr and not used it, so I do not have the
> knowledge to defend my position on that 8-) )
> Thanks for the attention and sorry for the intermission,

We really don't have a choice.  bzr is the only VCS supported by Launchpad so 
if we're going to use one, it pretty well needs to be bzr.

Scott K

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