Switching to Bazaar (bzr)

Max Kanat-Alexander mkanat at bugzilla.org
Sat Dec 20 23:50:06 UTC 2008

On Sat, 20 Dec 2008 23:59:43 +0100 Cédric Corazza
<cedric.corazza at gmail.com> wrote:
> Apart from the fact the dev team already dealt with bzr repos, are
> there any other reasons to move to Bazaar?

	http://bazaar-vcs.org/BzrVsHg is a fairly good explanation of
some of the advantages of Bzr over Hg.

> Is Mercurial not an option, and if so why?

	It's an option, it's just not the preferred option at the
moment, though we could possibly be convinced otherwise. I think bzr
has better architecture, is simpler, and has better prospects for
future improvement than Mercurial does (particularly given how quickly
and often bzr releases).

> The multiplicity of tools is an obstacle for new locales to come.
> Though this move is just about the Bugzilla Project, Bugzilla is part
> of the Mozilla products.
> I just wanted to state about this part of the move.

	Yeah, I understand, and I appreciate you bringing up the point.
I think that lots of people are experiencing this nowadays--for so
long, CVS was the de-facto standard, and then after that, there was only
SVN to replace it. But then suddenly there were several DVCSes, all at
once, to replace SVN & CVS, and none of them have really come out as a
clear standard. My understanding is that even with hg.mozilla.org, it's
not guaranteed that Mozilla is going to stay with it forever, only for
this Core development cycle.

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