Loggerhead 1.10 released!

The 1.10 release is mostly a bug fix release. There has been some effort to improve performance, we’ve updated the code to work with bzr 1.10, URLs are now much more user-friendly and permanent and breadcrumbs have been added to make navigation easier.

As part of the release, I have also uploaded packages to the bzr PPA: https://launchpad.net/~bzr/+archive
My intention is to keep doing that in releases from now on   🙂

It has also been rolled out to Launchpad, so you will see nicer URLs like: http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~loggerhead-team/loggerhead/trunk/annotate/head:/serve-branches
Quick changelog:

– Fixed some performance issues (Robert Collins, James Westby, Martin Albisetti)
– Update loggerhead to work with bzr 1.10 and the latest bzr-search (Robert Collins)
– Add startup deamon script for Linux (Marius Kruger)
– Switch navigation from file_ids to paths. Fixes bugs #260363, #269365 and #128926. (Martin Albisetti)
– Fix bug #258710 (“the /files page explodes in an empty branch”). Also minor improvements to the /files and /changes pages. (Marius Kruger)
– Added –port, –host and –prefix options to serve-branches script. (Martin Albisetti)
– Fixed broken template for project browsing with start-loggerhead (Martin Albisetti)
– Added –reload options to restart the application when a python file change. (Guillermo Gonzalez)
– Added error handling middleware. (Guillermo Gonzalez)
– Fix bug #243415 (“Tracebacks go to console but not log file”). Also minor improvements to logging in serve-branches and start-loggerhead. (Guillermo Gonzalez)

Launchpad and stacked branches

For those of you who heavily use Launchpad for code hosting,  Jonathan Lange has a very good post about an optimization that has been rolled out in Launchpad a while ago. Check it out.

Working at Canonical

So, some of you already know, and some of you, including myself, will be a bit surprised.
Starting Monday, I’m going to start working full time for Canonical.
I’ve been active in the Ubuntu community since very close to the beginning, then jumped to working on Bazaar and surrounding projects, which, btw, has one of the greatest community ever. So, working for Canonical is like going to Disneyland 🙂
I’ve been doing some contracting work on my free time (mostly for Loggerhead, which turned out great, and some UI in Launchpad), and things just got more exciting every day, until at some point things just started speeding up, and I got offered to work full time a few weeks ago. Having sorted out the remaining details yesterday, Monday is officially my first day.
I’m going to stop working actively as a lead developer at my company, have found some very qualified people to take over the work I’ve been doing, and I’m going to fully focus on making user interfaces mind-blowingly good.
I’ll also get to continue working on Loggerhead as part of my job, so expect to see the improvements to keep on landing regularly.

I’m really excited to start working full time with the smartest people in the world, doing a job that has the word revolution in it’s description!

Update: see what happened 5 months later 🙂

Bazaar hosting on Launchpad slow this weekend

Just a quick note for everyone who is wondering, bazaar hosting on Launchpad is horrifyingly slow this weekend, so, “it’s not just you”.

Seems the devs are working on it, and part of the problem has been fixed, but it’s still not there yet.

Good thing it’s a distributed version control system, huh?