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09 March 2012, 10:16

New stable series for Canonical's Bazaar version control

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Bazaar logo The Bazaar developers have announced version 2.5.0 of the version control system that is used by the Linux Foundation, Ubuntu, the GNU project, Drizzle and many other free software projects to manage their source code. The new version marks the start of a long-term stable series due to be supported until April 2017. Users of previous stable releases of Bazaar are encouraged to upgrade.

The highlights in 2.5.0, in terms of enhancements, are a faster smarter implementation of the bzr protocol for many operations and the addition of basic support for co-located branches. The developers have begun translating Bazaar into more languages with 2.5.x: so far the project says it has 20 languages registered to be worked on and is looking for volunteers to assist to translation work.

Further details of the changes in Bazaar 2.5.0 are available in the release notes; however the documentation has yet to be updated for 2.5.0. Bazaar 2.5.0 is available to download from the project's Launchpad site as source code and as Windows and Mac OS X binaries. Other versions are available through the download pages on the project's site, with versions for most Linux distributions, AIX, HP-UX, PC-BSD, Windows and Mac OS X.


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