Archive for November, 2009

Martin Pool

Patch Pilots

We’ve just started a patch pilot project in Bazaar, to make sure that patches aren’t lost in the noise, or stalled waiting for cleanups or tests to be added. In particular, we care a lot about testing for Bazaar, and testing well, but adding good tests can be harder than just making a two-line change that seems to fix the problem.

Andrew’s just finished the first stint as pilot, with good results: several patches landed, and people apparently having an easier time getting them.

I wonder how it will go? Will we keep finding the time to prioritize pilotage, and will there be positive feedback from contributors?

Martin Pool

Bazaar documentation in Japanese

Thanks to INADA Naoki (and friends?), Bazaar documentation is now available in Japanese.

Martin Pool

Bazaar Explorer, now in Lithuanian!

The Bazaar Explorer GUI is now available in 11 human languages (and partially translated into a few more) including Algis Kaballa’s recent translation into Lithuanian.

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Gary van der Merwe

New Working Tree Features in QBzr

A number of new features have been added to QBzr, related to the management of your working tree. These feature are available from both qbrowse, and qcommit, and are available in the qbzr 0.16 release.

Screenshot of the new working tree context menu, including Merge conflict, Mark conflict resolved, Rename, Remove.

As you can see in the screen shot, we now show conflicts in the status column. Behind the scenes, “Merge conflict” uses extmerge, so that need installed and configured to work. “Mark conflict resolved” does a bzr resolve on the selected file.

“Remove” will unversion, and remove the file. It will prompt you if there are uncommitted changed that will be removed.

Moving and renameing

There are 3 new features that allow you to move or rename a file:

  • You can select rename from the context menu, and enter a new name.
  • You can move a file by drag it to a new folder.
  • If you have renamed or moved a file outside of bzr, you can select the old path (missing), and the new path (unversoined) and chose “Mark as moved/renamed”. Screenshot of Mark as Moved