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Dev Tools: Recent Updates to Bazaar and Loggerhead

I’ve been using the Bazaar Version Control System, along with it’s Loggerhead repository viewer for only a short while, but I am very happy with how my development environments are coming together.  If you are not happy with your current version control system, then these tools are definitely worth a look.


For those who are using the Bazaar Version Control System (a.k.a BZR), version 1.11 was released on January 19th, which fixes a number of bugs, adds performance enhancements, and tightens up a few GUI integration features for Windows users.


In step with the Bazaar project, Loggerhead, the web based BZR repository viewer has been updated to version 1.10 which includes GUI updates and improvements to Loggerhead’s repository browsing and caching features.

Download Bazaar and Loggerhead using APT

Both Loggerhead and Bazaar can be downloaded via Debian style APT repositories using these directions. Make certain to use the correct repositories for your version of Ubuntu, and add the appropriate APT repository key to your APT key ring.

For example, if you are using “hardy” (Ubuntu 8.04), you would add the following repositories to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bzr/ppa/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/bzr/ppa/ubuntu hardy main

Then, you would add the repository public key to your key-ring, like so:

gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring /tmp/bzr.keyring --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv   ECE2800BACF028B31EE3657CD702BF6B8C6C1EFD
gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring /tmp/bzr.keyring --export --armor  ECE2800BACF028B31EE3657CD702BF6B8C6C1EFD | sudo apt-key add -
rm /tmp/bzr.keyring

Then just update your local package listing, and install BZR and Loggerhead as follows:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bzr loggerhead

And voila, you’re good to go!