I’ve started to give bazaar a go in anger; my hope was that I could get the offline advantages of RCS, with a newer system (renaming and such like) as well as something that works for collaboration.

The emacs support is a bit primitive yet. There is a vc-bzr.el, though, so I tried this but it didn’t work. This turned out to be because it doesn’t work with cygwin out of the box. I’ve tried the windows version and it all seems to behave nicely. But it doesn’t understand symlinks which is a major pain — I need those symlinks!

Life can be hard at times.

Originally published on my old blog site.