2.5.0 released

Written for Bazaar by Vincent Ladeuil on 2012-03-08

This is bzr-2.5.0, the first release in our new 2.5 stable series.

Bazaar <http://bazaar.canonical.com/> is a Canonical project and part of the GNU project <http://gnu.org/> to produce a free operating system.Thanks to everyone who contributed patches, suggestions, and feedback.

Bazaar is now available for download from https://launchpad.net/bzr/2.5/2.5.0 as a source tarball.

Installers are available for windows and OSX from the url above too.

This release marks the start of a new long-term-stable series. From here, we will only make bugfix releases on the 2.5 series (2.5.1, etc, and support it until April 2017), while 2.6 will become our new development series. This is a bugfix and polish release over the 2.4 series, with a large number of bugs fixed (~170 for the 2.5 series alone). The 2.5 series provides a faster smart protocol implementation for many operations, basic support for colocated branches. We have started translating bzr with the 2.5 series: https://translations.launchpad.net/bzr, more than 20 languages have already been registered but these are the early days, contributions welcome.

Only a few bugfixes <https://launchpad.net/bzr/+milestone/2.5.0> have been included since 2.5b6 so all known fixed bugs are included here.

Users are encouraged to upgrade from the other stable series.

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