[Catalog-sig] Mercurial

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Jun 16 20:40:18 CEST 2010

Am 16.06.2010 13:44, schrieb Antoine Pitrou:
> Martin v. Löwis<martin<at>  v.loewis.de>  writes:
>>> As a maintainer of the PyPI project, it makes your workflow simpler,
>>> - contributors can clone the repo, change the code and ask you for a pull
>>> - you can pull changes by direct hg commands, and merge them
>> After using Mercurial in one project, I'm skeptical that this really
>> makes things simpler. I find it very hard to find out what changes a
>> specific clone has that I still need to integrate. Also, when merging
>> with conflicts, I find it very difficult to determine whether I merged
>> all the conflicts correctly (since the diff will show all changes, not
>> just the conflicts).
>> So I rather expect things to become more difficult when switching to hg.
> I think it would be fair to bring those points on the mercurial mailing-list.
> After all we'll be one of their "high-profile" users, so they'd probably like us
> to enjoy the experience.

I'm just a hg beginner, so it's probably all my fault, and I'm not using 
it correctly.

However, I admit that switching from RCS to CVS was easy, and so was 
switching from CVS to SVN. Switching to hg is the most difficult change 
for me. I'm probably getting old.


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