The Bazaar team is happy to announce availability of a new release of the bzr adaptive version control system. Bazaar is part of the GNU system http://gnu.org/.
Thanks to everyone who contributed patches, suggestions, and feedback.
Bazaar is now available for download from https://launchpad.net/bzr/2.2/2.2.0 as a source tarball or packaged for various systems.
This release marks the start of another long-term-stable series. From here, we will only make bugfix releases on the 2.2 series (2.2.1, etc), while 2.3 will become our new development series. The 2.0 and 2.1 series will also continue to get bugfixes. (Currently 2.0 is planned to be supported for another 6 months.)
This is primarily a bugfix and polish release over the 2.1 series, with a large number of bugs fixed (>120), and some performance improvements.
There are some compatibility changes in this release. For users of bzrlib as a library, we now request that they call "bzrlib.initialize" and use the returned context manager appropriately. For commandline users we no longer guess user identity for "bzr commit", users must specify their identity using "bzr whoami" (you don't need to specify your identity for readonly operations).
Users are encouraged to upgrade from the other stable series.