Over the past year and a bit that I’ve worked at Canonical, I’ve been working pretty much full-time on Launchpad.
From time to time, though, I’ve also worked with the Bazaar team. I’m pleased to say that from now on I’ll be working with the Bazaar team one day per week. I’m hoping to continue the great work that Ian Clatworthy, and other members of the Bazaar community, have done on the user guide, as well as working on the wiki and command line help.
I’m really keen to hear from you if you have ideas on how the Bazaar docs, command line help, wiki and interface text might be improved. Please join us on the Bazaar mailing list. I’m also mrevell in #bzr on Freenode.
Just a quick note: you can find blogs from many of the Bazaar guys now at Planet Bazaar.
Bloggers featured so far include: Aaron Bentley, Andrew Bennetts, John Arbash Meinel, Mark Shuttleworth, Martin Pool, Robert Collins and Szilveszter Farkas.
It’s not long now until Ubuntu Live! July 22 – 24 in Portland, Oregon.
Ubuntu Live will be a great opportunity to learn more about the technical and business background to both Canonical and Ubuntu and how Launchpad and Bazaar fit into that.
So, if you’re particularly interested in Launchpad and Bazaar, the sessions to look out for are:
It probably goes without saying that the Ubuntu project is the largest user of Launchpad. Hearing Matt and Paul’s tale of how Ubuntu uses Launchpad will give you a practical understanding of what makes Launchpad unique.
John Meinel’s talk will be a great way to see how Launchpad and Bazaar – together – can work for your project. In John’s tutorial session, he’ll then show exactly how Launchpad and Bazaar work together, with plenty of opportunity for attendees to learn the ins and outs.
Now’s a good time to book, if you’re thinking of going, as you can get a fat discount with the super-special-Canonical-discount-code Enter the code ubu07ucm to get a 35% discount.
I’m over in Amsterdam for the Bazaar NL sprint.
While we’ve got some of the Bazaar guys together, it’s a great opportunity to answer your questions about Bazaar and to find out how you’re using it.
So, mail me (matthew DOT revell at my employer.com) or ping me in #bzr on irc.freenode.net, with:
- your questions about Bazaar
- things you liked to see added to or changed in Bazaar
- ways you’ve used Bazaar.
Look forward to hearing from you!