On Sat, Sep 5, 2009 at 18:25, "Martin v. Löwis"email@example.com wrote:
I think that's the case. It's pretty much a Unix-only tool, like most of the other DVCS implementations.
I know a lot of projects use Mercurial on Windows as well, I'm not aware of any big problems with it.
FWIW, I tried to check out Mozilla (which is in hg), and the check out would always abort with a timeout. Then I downloaded a bundle that they had produced, and try to unbundle it. It took all night, but was complete the other morning. Trying to update the checkout would again make me run into http timeouts. I tried the same on Linux, and it completed within a few minutes. So I conclude that, from a certain project size on, hg is unusable on Windows, atleast on my office machine, running Windows 7.
That sounds pretty bad. By check out, do you mean the clone (getting data over the wire) or the actual check out (setting up a working directory)? I think I've heard of problems with the clone part before, for them. We're actually working on improving clone size, though it also seems to have to do with network reliability.