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June 2, 2011

fault-line: bzr plugin to guess relevant test modules

Filed under: Uncategorized — Martin Pool @ 1:36 am
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Aaron has announced a bzr plugin fault-line:

It works by looking at previous revisions where the file was changed,
and seeing what test files were changed at the same time. You can
specify the files, or it will autodetect them by looking at your working


January 31, 2011

Bazaar Encrypted Credential Store for Windows

Filed under: Uncategorized — Martin Pool @ 7:39 am
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A new plugin bzr-wincrypt stores passwords encrypted in the Windows CryptoAPI keyring.

July 8, 2010

Bazaar Team Foundation Server plugin

Filed under: Uncategorized — Martin Pool @ 5:19 am
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John Barlow’s new Bazaar TFS plugin adds support for Microsoft Team Foundation Server repositories, allowing one to use Bazaar to branch, merge, and commit code to remote TFS repositories.

bzr 2.2 releasing in July

Filed under: Uncategorized — Martin Pool @ 2:12 am
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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.

March 31, 2010

nice fast grep

Filed under: Uncategorized — Martin Pool @ 1:30 am
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Parth announced bzr-grep 0.2.0.  Amongst other things there are performance enhancements such that Eli says:

Thanks, this looks great. I just tried it on Windows XP searching for a fixed string in the Emacs repository — took 28 seconds with a cold cache and only 7.5 with a warm cache, which is impressive.

By contrast, “grep -F -R” (with suitable –exclude patterns, to prevent it from searching binary files and inside .bzr) took about 12.5 seconds with a warm cache.

March 10, 2009

Loggerhead can be a bzr plugin

Filed under: Uncategorized — Martin Pool @ 1:20 am
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Loggerhead, one of the web viewers for Bazaar, can now be installed as a bzr plugin, which makes it easier to get it up and running:

bzr branch lp:loggerhead ~/.bazaar/plugins/loggerhead
cd ~/myproject
bzr serve --http

Then you have a browser for all that project’s history up and running on port 8080.

Loggerhead can still be used in the previous ways, as a standalone daemon or embedded within WSGI.

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