Bzr is nice to use. It is tailored for the masses (of which I am a member). It has the usual UNIX support, but it has first-class Windows support, too. It has a nice UI if you want it. The community is great, too.
A few days ago I installed it on OS X and found that there was no UI support via Qt. Fortunately there are directions for setting it up here. Here are the steps that I followed:
- Installed bzr 1.14.1
- Installed Qt for Mac OS X Cocoa, qt-mac-cocoa-opensource-4.5.1.dmg, to the default location
- Verified its installation by running ’qtdemo’
- Installed sip, sip-4.7.9.tar.gz
- Installed PyQt, PyQt-mac-gpl-4.4.4.tar.gz (build took a relatively long time)
- Tried out qlog and qdiff and they worked fine
Now I am wondering if I should have just installed this using MacPorts.
Here are the directions that I followed from that link:
In order to install PyQt, you need to have SIP installed. 1) download and install QT4.x 2) get SIP from http://www.riverbankcomputing.co.uk/sip/download.php $> python configure.py -d /Library/Python/2.5/site-packages $> make $> sudo make install 3) get PyQT from http://www.riverbankcomputing.co.uk/pyqt/download.php $> python configure.py -q /bin/qmake -d /Library/Python/2.5/site-packages $> make $> sudo make install Hope this helps to get qbzr working
BZR as of today works with Python 2.4 or greater. Leopard comes with both 2.3 and 2.5 installed; but defaults to 2.5.
I didn’t know where qmake was installed; and typing ’type -a qmake’ seemed to be the quickest way to find it.