Alex Launi on 22 Oct 2008 21:54:05 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] git vs. bzr

bzr is the greatest vcs on planet earth. Of course, this is coming from a bzr user. I think we all now that vcs is a point of contention among developers. git is faster, but the bzr team have really focused on usability.

On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 12:42 AM, JP Vossen <> wrote:
bzr has great docs
(truly impressive for a GNU project, much less one that seems to be < 1
year old).

Bzr's docs are really good but they're still incomplete. There are a lot of really useful features that are still undocumented, or at least not documented in a place that's easy to find. 

I've been so impressed with what I've read thus that that I'm toying
with switching over.  It looks like bze can use an SVN back-end.

The bzr-svn tool is fantastic. A lot of projects still use svn as their vcs, with bzr-svn you can transparently interact with them, but use a vcs that actually makes sense, and still take advantage of the very powerful branching/merging.
And it doesn't look like
it works with ViewVC, though it does seem to have a few of its own at

bzr has its own, it's called LoggerHead and it's pretty good. Another great part of bzr is its tight integration with launchpad, which is by far the best bug tracker/project management tool out there. Some freetards will yell about it not being foss, but it's being opened piece by piece anyway. I highly reccomend giving bzr a shot, MySql switched over to bzr + launchpad and from what I hear they're loving it. I've used bzr, git, svn, cvs, and, hg. bzr is by far my favourite.

--Alex Launi
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