Some folks in #mercurial @ freenode.net just repeated the tests, so we have now a bit more stable data.
The evaluation shows the following:
So Mercurial is faster than Bazaar for the initial cloning and for free cloning (Bazaar takes almost 10 mintes for the initial clone while Mercurial finishes after just 2 minutes), while Bazaar is faster when cloning in a shared repository.
Also Mercurial is more than 2 times as fast as Bazaar in generating the log, while Bazaar is faster at annotating.
Additionally Mercurial consumes about half as much diskspace as Bazaar.
The biggest difference is in integrity checking, though, where all testers stopped Bazaar after up to 17min, since it didn't even check a fraction of the repository in that time. Mercurial on the other hand finished after just one minute.
The European Copyright directive threatens online communication in Europe.
But thanks to massive shared action earlier this year, the European parliament can still prevent the problems. For each of the articles there are proposals which fix them. The parliamentarians (MEPs) just have to vote for them. And since they are under massive pressure from large media companies, that went as far as defaming those who took action as fake people, the MEPs need to hear your voice to know that your are real.
If you care about the future of the Internet in the EU, please Call your MEPs.