# Bazaar for Subversion users, part 1 - the basics

Jul 04, 2009, 00:02 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Alexander Sandler for this link. ]

"Way of working with BazaarBACK TO TOC There are to ways of working with Bazaar.

"Purely distributed
"Semi-centralized

"First means that there’s no central repository. Every user works in his own repository and repositories can be easily merged. Moreover, the entire concept of branch and repository has been put together. Meaning that there are no repositories per se anymore. Each branch is a repository and a repository is a branch.

"Semi-centralized approach means that repositories kept on remote computer and we checkout the repository – just like in Subversion.

"The major difference between the two is that in the first case we checkout a repository that sits on our computer, usually in the same directory as the repository (more on this later in the series). In the later case, we have to checkout the remote repository."

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