release of Bazaar 1.0, a distributed version control system in Launchpad
. "In a Linux-Watch
interview, Shuttleworth explained that by making it easier to work in
independent branches, which can then be easily adopted into the main code
tree, Bazaar encourages developers to explore new ideas within a project
rather than forking their new idea into another, related open-source
project. This, in turn, "lets new developers start contributing immediately
and working on new ideas even when they can't get buy-in with old guard."
Thus, "this discourages forks and helps with the social conflicts between
new and older project developers. It makes it easier for people to learn,
work and have fun together on a project."
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