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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The Bazaar project released their version 2.0.0 this week. I spoke to Martin Pool, the project’s lead, about the release and Bazaar generally.
Matthew: Congratulations on the release of Bazaar 2.0.0! If you had to come up with a headline for this release, what would it be?
Martin: “Harder, better, stronger, faster” — we made our new 2a format the default and it’s considerably smaller and faster. Ian’s recent benchmarks show repositories in this format are substantially smaller than for Mercurial, and roughly the same size as for Git. Of course results do vary but it does correlate, and determines how much data we have to transfer from local disk or across the network.
The other cool thing about this release is that it’s the start of a stable series of 2.0.1 releases, where we’ll be landing only bugfixes and (as much as we can manage it) no new bugs or features, no API compatibility breaks, and no format changes. We’ve heard from users that in some situations they find our monthly releases too much, so we’re now going to give them the choice of a more stable series, or to keep getting new features every month with the 2.1betas.