We’re going to release bzr 2.2b4 this week, which will be the final beta for the bzr 2.2 series and the start of the 2.2 release branch. From this point on the 2.2 will be an API freeze, so that any plugins that are updated to work with 2.2b4 will also work with 2.2.0 and future bugfix updates. We plan to do 2.2.0 at the end of July.
2.2 brings a bunch of performance, correctness and usability improvements.
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?