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Canonical's Bazaar Gets Commercial Support

  • December 10, 2009
  • By Sean Michael Kerner

Pricing for Bazaar is based on the length of Canonical's engagement in providing support and migration, Pool said.

"It is charged on a consulting fee basis -- depending on the number of days that will be required, the price varies," Pool said.

While Canonical will provide support and migration services for Bazaar, the open source version control software isn't likely to get integrated into its hosting services. Canonical has a separate offering called Launchpad, which provides project hosting and which became open source in July.

"Bazaar and Landscape are not connected," Pool said. "You can host your code on Launchpad if you choose to, or you can use bzr on code you host elsewhere."

Bazaar itself is under continuous development. Its most recent stable release, Bazaar 2.0.1, came out on Oct. 14.

Work is now underway on Bazaar 2.1, which is currently set for release in February 2010. The 2.1 update will include overall code optimizations, new warnings for when extension modules fail to load and improved error handling.

"As the product develops, the Bazaar services will expand to support them, which is particularly easy as the support is provided in combination with the development team of the core product," Pool said.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, covering Linux and open source, application development and networking.

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