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Bazaar vs. Mercurial

I did my own comparison of the latest versions of Bazaar (bzr) and Mercurial (hg). I ran the comparison on Ubuntu 8.10 ( Linux lappy 2.6.27-7-generic #1 SMP Tue Nov 4 19:33:20 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux) and used Django trunk checkout as my test repository. I looked at two aspects, speed and storage consumption. I was inspired by DSCM Benchmarks, which compared Baazar, Git, and Mercurial. This was certainly not a good test of how each scales with an extensive revision history; maybe next time, but for my small projects this seems a decent comparison.




Python Editors

I discovered a new editor: Editra. It looks as if it has some nice potential. It’s written in Python, but it’s not just a Python editor. It’s currently alpha, but seems to work well in the brief time I tried it out.

Others I have used are, Wing IDE, which is likely the best for Python programming and SPE IDE.




Yes, We Can.




Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron E1505 (On Feisty)

I updated the install howto for Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty). This release of Ubuntu should be the recommended install on the E1505. I’ve had no issues at all so far.

LinuxSmith Linux Compatibility Rating:Good