Oct 25, hg clone mercurial-repo real URL is hg/ cd project/ $ hg init # A basic tutorial. Feb 24, Joel Spolsky has put together an extensive Mercurial tutorial with lots of examples and a humorous approach. “Finally, if you haven’t collapsed. Feb 24, If this is advertising, I want more of it. As an SVN curmudgeon, the first part of this tutorial finally persuaded me that I really, really need to give.

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Version control doesn’t even come close to hitting the top of that list. Changes to the ignore filter take effect immediately. If a tool is easy to use, then I get whatever I needed it for done, and done quickly.

4. A Quick Start Guide to TortoiseHg — TortoiseHg documentation

Though I prefer git overall. Alternatively, is there a similar introduction to git? I think patio11 will approve!

Nice FUD, Git has been running just fine on windows for years. I am a git user and when I was learning git, I went through similar ‘examples’ to understand git. When I tried to learn Git before HgI looked for tutorials but everything was all over the place and maybe they introduced too much too soon.

They have good GUI and Windows support although subversion has been improving a lot lately. Imagine the simplest case of a centralized SVN-like workflow. What does Inut get you that Mercurial doesn’t? My guess is that there is some intelligence that can tell that “foo missing there, and foo added here” is actually just “foo moved from there to here”, unlike SVN, which attempts no such heuristics.

If you would have used. I’ve had the opposite experience: The reluctance to accept it is a bit perplexing to me. What did you actually mean? Casting this in tutoeial form of a real world example, consider a “main” branch with two dev. There are many big dev. More so, the merge conflict will be presented in such a way that it’s actually sensible, showing the actual conflicting changes and the resulting conflicting final versions of the file, making it fairly straightforward to resolve even in that case.


Check out this article “Mercurial for Git Users” here: It chokes on large files and binary files For them Git is a serious obstacle. BTW, TortoiseGit sucks big time.

Hg Init: a Mercurial tutorial by Joel Spolsky | Hacker News

However, most of those edits are to distinctly different parts of the shared files, and are automatically merged without human tutorila, only a tiny handful of merges require manual intervention, a process that takes only a tiny number of people a few minutes to sort out. So that the main repository can be kept in Git, but parts of the team can interact with it through the safe environment of “lock-modify-unlock”.

I then thought, “Fuck it, let’s try Mercurial” and stumbled upon hginit. Posted Feb 25, 8: As I mentioned earlier, I find Git excellent for development perhaps the best VCS there isbut too complex for non-developers and actually for many developers too.

You can mark these files as ignored in some different ways too. When you merge in Mercurial it’s able to trace through the revision history of a file in the source and target branches, find the common revision, then separately apply the diffs from the source and target branches, automatically check for conflicts e. Doing ‘hg push -f’ will, at worst, create a new head alongside the existing ones. Understanding Git can certainly be expected from developers – if they can’t figure Git, they should look for a another job, or at least I certainly don’t want them on my team.


I was a big hg fan, and really didn’t care mercurizl switch when my coworkers ganged up on me and decided that git was a better tool, but I think they were right.

Your previous commit message will be in the message history drop-down, so you knit not have to type it in again from scratch.

Currently on Windows I use tortoiseHg and bitbucket I’m strictly a hobbyist coder only.

Mercurial commands are also available from the standard hg command line application. Vitaly on Feb 24, I’ve just finished the introduction part and there is one thing he got wrong.

Hg Init: a Mercurial tutorial

Yes, but that is cheating ;- VCS with locks. The commit tool is very similar to the status tool and allows you to do all of the same tasks. Maybe a pun on ‘the way of the dodo’, a place where your source code certainly won’t go, if you use Mercurial. Every developer will need to merge his changes forwards and backwards from time to time. You don’t need to know all the different commands to use git in a basic way Which IDE’s lack git support while supporting hg?

That puts mercurial almost entirely on par with git in terms of this web site’s criteria. I mentioned documentation writers, testers, web designers, etc.

I am interested in things like Hg, though. I’m saying that while it may be valid to assume intelligence on the part of your users, that doesn’t make it valid to make them work hard.