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Ubuntu Unleashed 2014 Edition: Covering 13.10 and 14.04,Ninth Edition by Paul Hudson, Andrew Hudson, Matthew Helmke

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Managing Software Projects with Bazaar

Bazaar was created by Canonical and first released in 2007 to host all development files for Ubuntu and other projects. It is actively developed and widely used, not only by Canonical and Ubuntu developers, but also by many other open-source projects. Launchpad, covered later in this chapter, uses Bazaar.

Bazaar supports working with or without a central repository. Then, changes are tracked over any and all files you check out, including multiple versions of files. Bazaar does the same sorts of things as Subversion but is generally considered easier to use. Source code control is done from the command line, as shown in the following examples. You first need to install Bazaar from the Ubuntu software repositories, ...

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