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Mercurial RFC of a new extension to directly operate on Git repositories | Hacker News
Mercurial MIGHT gain the ability to operate on a git repository. I really hope so.
mercurial  git  versioncontrol 
october 2019 by mcherm
Helix TeamHub
A site by Perforce that will do version control hosting. Includes support for mercurial, and even has a free tier for personal projects.
versioncontrol  useful  mercurial 
october 2019 by mcherm
Sunsetting Mercurial support in Bitbucket - Bitbucket
No! The version control system that I think is best has now practically died.
versioncontrol  mercurial  via:reddit 
august 2019 by mcherm
Two-way mirroring (syncing) between git and mercurial repositories - Git-hg Mirror
A website that will keep a mercurial and a git repo synched automatically. You have to give them your credentials.
versioncontrol  useful  git  mercurial  github 
june 2017 by mcherm
Hg-Git Mercurial Plugin
A plugin to mercurial that lets it push to and pull from git repos. (I think.)
versioncontrol  git  mercurial  programming 
june 2017 by mcherm
Unorthodocs: Abandon your DVCS and Return to Sanity - bitquabit
He does a pretty good job of explaining why distributed version control systems are NOT always the best tool and how our industry has gotten irrational about them.
dvcs  git  mercurial  versioncontrol  programming  softwaredevelopment  subversion 
june 2016 by mcherm
Scaling Mercurial at Facebook | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code | Facebook
Facebook has been doing work to make Mercurial scale up to their level (which is REALLY DARN BIG). And they report impressive results. They chose Mercurial because they found it easier to extend in specialized ways than Git.
versioncontrol  mercurial  facebook  git  via:HackerNews 
january 2014 by mcherm
Blog - SQLAlchemy
Reasons for moving from mercurial to git.
versioncontrol  git  mercurial  via:HackerNews 
may 2013 by mcherm
Town Car Version Control - Joel on Software
Fog Creek software releases a packaged version control product aimed at the corporate market that wraps either Git or Mercurial (and you can use both: it maps transparently between them).
versioncontrol  git  mercurial  via:JoelSpolsky  JoelSpolsky 
march 2013 by mcherm
GitHub forking has one big flaw - zbowling blag
GitHub shows forks in a tree with no sense of importance. It shouldn't.
github  git  mercurial  dvcs  versioncontrol  via:HackerNews 
november 2011 by mcherm
A Guide to Branching in Mercurial / Steve Losh
How branching works in Mercurial, with pretty pictures.
dvcs  git  mercurial  versioncontrol 
november 2011 by mcherm
Git “fast-import” is the de-facto standard for migrating version control data between systems
Eric Sink mentions that Veracity now supports git’s “fast-import” format, and that it is becoming a standard for interchange of data between version control systems.
EricSink  via:EricSink  versioncontrol  veracity  git  mercurial  svn 
september 2011 by mcherm
Version Control by Example – book by Eric Sink
A _GOOD_ book on how distributed version control systems work and why they’re different from (and better than) the preceding generation of version control. I helped edit this (barely) but mostly I just think it’s a good book. It also hawks Eric’s new product… but that’s OK and it is NOT just advertising.
EricSink  versioncontrol  subversion  git  mercurial  programming  softwaredevelopment  via:EricSink  dvcs  books 
september 2011 by mcherm
Opinion: Why I Like Mercurial More Than Git : programming
Reddit discussion of an article comparing mercurial and git. I got into a discussion of scalability issues with DVCS systems.
mypostings  versioncontrol  dvcs  mercurial  git  scalability 
march 2011 by mcherm
ConcatenatingChangesets - Mercurial
How to combine several versions into 1 in mercurial.
versioncontrol  mercurial  dvcs  via:reddit 
march 2011 by mcherm
jhw | Why I Like Mercurial More Than Git
Someone with extensive experience with both got and mercurial prefers Hugh. He explains that it stores additional information (so git can round-trip to hg, but not vice versa).
mercurial  git  versioncontrol  dvcs  via:reddit 
march 2011 by mcherm
AlBlue’s Blog: Mercurial and Git: a technical comparison
A Git vs Mercurial comparison giving technical details not personal preferences.
mercurial  git  versioncontrol  via:AlBlue 
march 2011 by mcherm
[Python-Dev] hg extensions was Mercurial conversion repositories
Some Mercurial extensions that the Python project is considering. Read the rest of the thread also.
versioncontrol  mercurial  programming 
february 2011 by mcherm
Task Based Development
One possible approach to branching in Mercurial explained in detail with nice examples and pretty pictures.
versioncontrol  mercurial  branching 
october 2010 by mcherm
Why we got so heavily involved in the Subversion project.. « WANdisco INC Blog
A company explains (1) why we contributed to the subversion project, (2) that subversion is much more widely used than git.
versioncontrol  opensource  subversion  dvcs  git  mercurial  via:reddit 
september 2010 by mcherm
Why I Switched to Git From Mercurial — Extra Cheese
Some problems with Mercurial: can't handle huge data files and sometimes loses pieces of history.
dvcs  versioncontrol  mercurial  git  via:reddit 
may 2010 by mcherm
MF Bliki: VersionControlTools
Martin Fowler surveys the version control landscape. He says there are only 3 decent options today: Subversion, Mercurial, or Git. Subversion is best for non-distributed (which is fine for many uses), between Mercurial and Git, Git appeals to those who like to play w/ tools and Mercurial to those who want to get the work done.
versioncontrol  dvcs  martinfowler  via:MartinFowler  mercurial  git  subversion 
march 2010 by mcherm
Hg Init: a Mercurial tutorial by Joel Spolsky
Joel Spolsky's introduction to using Mercurial. Very, very basic introduction (suitable to someone who doesn't know what version control is).
via:reddit  versioncontrol  mercurial  dvcs  JoelSpolsky 
february 2010 by mcherm
On branching
Another set of thoughts on branching strategy in a DVCS. In this case the author likes that Mercurial has bookmarks AND branches AND cloning. He uses them for different things: bookmarks for working on a single feature, branches for working on "major lines of development", and cloning is his own personal preference for all cases.
versioncontrol  dvcs  mercurial  via:HackerNews  branching 
february 2010 by mcherm
Google Code Blog: Mercurial server-side clone support for Project Hosting on Google Code
Users can create clones of Mercurial repositories on Google's hosting site. That allows users to make edits (patches) and both share them publicly and also offer the result back to the project. It prevents people without commit access from being second-class citizens with inferior tools.
google  via:HackerNews  mercurial  versioncontrol 
october 2009 by mcherm
A Guide to Branching in Mercurial / Steve Losh
Detailed review of the options for doing branching in Mercurial. Quite helpful explanation actually.
via:HackerNews  versioncontrol  mercurial 
august 2009 by mcherm
MF Bliki: MercurialSquashCommit
Description of the (somewhat complicated) process for making a process that took several commits appear like a single commit in Mercurial.
via:MartinFowler  martinfowler  versioncontrol  mercurial 
july 2009 by mcherm
Hg-Git Mercurial Plugin
A great idea, this is a client-side plug-in for Mercurial that allows mercurial clients to work with a git server. Now build one that goes the other way and maybe we can avoid some of the git vs mercurial wars!
git  mercurial  plugins  versioncontrol  dvcs  via:reddit 
april 2009 by mcherm
Google Code to support Mercurial version control system - Ars Technica
It looks to me like Mercurial is winning the race to be "the" preeminent DVCS system. Now Google supports them.
opensource  mercurial  dvcs  google  versioncontrol  via:reddit 
april 2009 by mcherm
Mercurial, Subversion, and Wesley Snipes
Eric Sink (author of a competing version control system) says mercurial is his favorite of the DVCS products.
mypostings  mercurial  versioncontrol  via:EricSink  EricSink  dvcs 
april 2009 by mcherm
PEP 374 -- Migrating from svn to a distributed VCS
Python's evaluation of distributed version control systems. I consider this THE reference on DVCS comparisons because (1) they documented what they were doing very well (objectives, tests and results), (2) it was done objectively rather than by a proponent of one system or another, (3) it was tested with a good-sized repository. And I really trust these guys -- I know that they know what they're doing. They chose mercurial.
versioncontrol  python  programming  git  bzr  dvcs  mercurial  subversion 
april 2009 by mcherm

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