Monday, 9 May 2011

Bazaar on

(sorry if you get this twice, blogspot made it disappear..)

I've bean looking for a place to host a modular project which is being version controlled with Bazaar. I would have loved to use Launchpad, but I can't because of the following:
  1. Launchpad only allows one level of branches (no hierarchy). My project is made up of a lot of sub-projects: I have a main branch which controls the sub-projects as bzr-externals.
  2. Launchpad does not have a nice project wiki or any custom web content.
I saw that now supports Bazaar, but I was a bit worried when I saw on their wiki that they only support Bazaar version 1.10 . It turns out that it is thankfully only an outdated doc:
[me@shell-21002 ~]$ bzr --version
Bazaar (bzr) 2.1.1
Python interpreter: /usr/bin/python 2.4.3
Python standard library: /usr/lib64/python2.4
Platform: Linux-2.6.18-...
(I don't seem to have rights to correct the wiki and I could not google the current version, so I'm documenting it here for you.)

I did test that I could upload nested branches. But unfortunately the code browsing tool on Sourceforge (loggerhead) does not display the nested branches :( Hopefully that is fixable..
Update: Alexandre Garnier kindly noted that there is a bug report for it.


  1. Your post hasn't disappear, it had just the wrong date (11 May 2009 instead of 9 May 2011)

  2. @zigarn: Outch, thanks for solving that mystery. I've been battling with blogspot, trying to convince it to allow me to post :/ . I'll leave them both as is because of your comments and to avoid more spam.