John Goerzen has been evaluating various version control systems and his blogs posts on the subject have been interesting. One of the most interesting points he raises about Bazaar is that there is no "darcs send"-like support. The "submit" plugin gets close, but I think it misses some important features - and I agree it should be part of the core.
I'm not sure that the merge support in Bazaar is worse than that in Mercurial or Git. I've never had problems with it, and I use it a lot. Performance, other than remote access, is also no longer a problem for medium size projects as of 0.15. Update: it's no longer as much of a problem as it used to be. Remote access is still significantly slower than it can be, but people are working hard on fixing that problem.
It's also interesting to see that the Bazaar user interface and documentation is apparently confusing to people who are mostly familiar with other distributed version control systems rather than centralized systems. We definitely need to work on that.
The fact that John doesn't come from CVS or Subversion also explains that checkouts don't appeal to him.Go Top