Introduction to Ubuntu Distributed Development

Olof Bjarnason olof.bjarnason at
Fri Dec 18 13:19:14 UTC 2009

2009/12/18 Shentino <shentino at>:
> Considering that ship has already sailed a long time ago, I don't think its
> wise to waste lumber on another ship when it is already needed elsewhere.
> If the bzr galleon runs aground or hits an iceberg in the future, however,
> things may change.
> Not being a developer myself I'm not aware of bzr's shortcomings/virtues, or
> those of git/hg, but if frustration with bzr is indeed nearing critical mass
> then it may well be prudent to consider adding support for alternatives.
> Personally though I think it's a bit of a waste of time discussing this
> "holy war of the DVCS's" if canonical and launchpad have both made it clear
> that bzr is the only offically supported VCS.

I have used bzr for some months and I love the LP integration.

>From what I gather, the "thought model" of git is almost 1-1 with that
of bzr. ( have only read a basic 5-minute tutorial on git )

Difference: Some practical differences regarding file systems and how
they are organized between the two. But as DVCs they're similar close
to identical, right?

What git has is "gitorious" and other more "liberal"/minimalistic
hosts. LP feels a bit *big* sometimes, especially for
experimental/spike projects. But then I just use the +junk feature of

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