The Bazaar version control system enters beta for version 2.4
The Bazaar developers have announced the first beta of the new 2.4 series. The developers are planning a release in August 2011 (according to the milestones page; the announcement incorrectly says 2012). Bazzaar, or bzr as the command line tool is named, is a distributed version control system (VCS) that can work with or without a central server; both Launchpad.net and SourceForge offer Bazaar support for projects.
The 2.4B1 release includes a new changelog merge plug-in, external tools get better configuration controls and there are some improved features in the configuration files. The beta also incorporates all the bug fixes from previous version (2.0.7, 2.1.4 and 2.2.5) and around 40 fixes of its own. The developers say that this beta release is suitable for everyday use but may be incompatible with some plugins; those plugins "may need small updates" to work with the new beta.
The GPL licensed Bazaar 2.4b1 can be downloaded for Linux, Windows or Mac OS X from the Bazaar downloads page. The most recent non-beta release is version 2.3.1, which is available from the same location.