Introduction to Ubuntu Distributed Development

Dustin Kirkland dustin.kirkland at
Thu Dec 17 18:47:50 UTC 2009

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 10:40 AM, Scott James Remnant <scott at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-12-17 at 10:55 -0500, Adrian Perez wrote:
>> I think Git is better suited than Bzr for the job, and I don't make to
>> make it personal.
> If you think Git is better suited, please demonstrate it by building up
> an equivalent infrastructure that has been built up around bzr, so fair
> side-by-side comparisons can be performed.
>> It's true that there's an infrastructure set up, but I think the idea of
>> voting is letting the community decide for itself, and don't impose us a
>> tool which might not be the preferred choice for most of our developers.
> Right now, that vote would be:
>  ( ) continue using the existing apt-get source infrastructure, and
>     contribute by sending debdiffs around; merge from Debian by hand,
>     etc.
>  ( ) use the new bzr infrastructure, contribute directly to revision
>     control branches, merge using native merge support

There's also, as James mentioned, the git-bzr and hg-bzr projects.

If there are people that really, really want to issue git commands (it
certainly sounds like there are), instead of bzr commands, I can
understand that.  If you're in this camp, please consider contributing
to the translation-layer projects, such that you can happily work in
your git world with git commands, but when you're ready to push your
work, push it through the translation layer, and let it land in the
Launchpad/Bazaar backed repositories, which are currently
well-integrated tools.


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