Introduction to Ubuntu Distributed Development

Adrian Perez adrianperez.deb at
Fri Dec 18 14:14:42 UTC 2009

Seems that Gnome and Fedora are a little bit more conscious than us in
the matter, no spam but check:

On Thu, 2009-12-17 at 12:47 -0600, Dustin Kirkland wrote:
> 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.
> :-Dustin

Best Regards,

Adrian Perez <adrianperez-deb at>
Ubuntu Developer

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