Ubuntu Below Zero

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I’ve been in Montreal since Wednesday for Ubuntu Below Zero.

As well as being my first time in Canada, it was my first time in transit through the USA. Unlike in most countries, I needed to pass through customs and get a visa waiver even though I was in transit. The visa waiver form had some pretty weird questions, such as whether I was involved in persecutions associated with Nazi Germany or its allies.

I am getting up to speed with Bazaar NG, which looks like it should solve some of the scalability problems in bazaar. The main Launchpad tree had more than 600 branches merged in, comprising about 15,000 revisions). The equivalent bzr tree is significantly smaller, and contains the full revision history for the line of development. As well as the performance improvements, the tool feels a lot nicer to use.