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Bazaar on the slow track

Bazaar on the slow track

Posted Sep 18, 2012 11:31 UTC (Tue) by faassen (guest, #1676)
Parent article: Bazaar on the slow track

Nice bit of info here "Also, Launchpad and Bazaar have never really been meant as products in their own right, but more as facilities to build Ubuntu."

Canonical tried pretty hard to get projects in my little community (Zope) to join Launchpad, and also tried pretty hard to get the Zope developers to convert their repository from SVN to Bazaar. So is this "never really meant as products in their own right" a nice bit of historical revisionism, or was this the plan all along and nobody told us?


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Bazaar on the slow track

Posted Sep 18, 2012 15:19 UTC (Tue) by pboddie (guest, #50784) [Link]

Maybe the sentiment was that Canonical could not wait for appropriately usable solutions to emerge or become dominant in the areas of version control (Bazaar, in its different forms) and project collaboration (Launchpad), and so they set out to make their own solutions as part of a larger endeavour.

Unfortunately, with Unity being the other prominent example, they don't have a great record of getting people on board or outperforming the other projects in those fields. And so the gamble of striking out on their own hasn't paid off as much as might have been expected.


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