Bazaar developers’ blog

September 16, 2010

want to work on Bazaar?

Filed under: jobs — Martin Pool @ 12:00 am
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I’ve worked with Robert Collins for the last 5 years or so at Canonical, and it’s been a real pleasure. Now Robert’s moving on to a great new rĂ´le at Canonical, as technical architect of Launchpad. I can’t think of a better job for him, or a better person for the role, and it’s already paying off through Launchpad becoming faster (shorter page timeouts and hitting them less often) and I think more fun to work on. (See also his stump speech.)

Now we’re looking for a very good software engineer to join the Bazaar team at Canonical, working both on the core tool itself and on how it’s used by Ubuntu developers. We would love to get more applications from people with packaging or distro experience. I want to work with someone who’s very driven, who’ll reach out to their users and not wait to be told what to do, someone who knows the whole environment we work in, and someone who cares about doing good things.

February 12, 2010

gwibber developers on Launchpad and Bazaar

Filed under: Uncategorized — Martin Pool @ 7:40 pm
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Review of Launchpad and Bazaar on ArsTechnica by the lead developer of gwibber.

  • Likes the way the bzr client feeds into the web ui, by setting bug links etc
  • Easy automatic imports from cvs, svn, git and hg, either for a one-shot cutover or continuing tracking
  • More powerful bug tracking than github
  • Loggerhead feels slow and poorly integrated with Launchpad, but qbzr is brilliant
  • Merge proposals good for tracking contributions

December 7, 2009

Contributing to Free Software Projects Made Easy

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ian Clatworthy @ 7:56 am
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One of the primary reasons why Bazaar exists is that Canonical wants to make it as easy as possible for more people to contribute to FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) projects. After many years of development, the pieces of the puzzle are really falling into place nicely. See the tutorial I put together last week to see just how easy it can be.

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