[Chicago] Teach Me <something> at a ChiPy meeting?

Garrett Smith g at rrett.us.com
Fri Sep 19 18:53:48 CEST 2008

If it's anything like Bazaar (Mercurial, git, and Bazaar should be on anyone's short list for a DVCS) you should be able to move (or push) the branch into its own repository.

I do know that this is trivial/endemic behavior with Bazaar.

Some propaganda:


I recently researched the three tool sets and have adopted Bazaar, but, from what I've read, Mercurial is outstanding as well.

----- "Lukasz Szybalski" <szybalski at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 12:24 PM, Atul Varma <varmaa at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 12:14 PM, Martin Maney <maney at two14.net>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> [ot, after noticing the randomly selected sig quote: /me wonders
> if
> >> Joey's using git now?  I know he has a neat sounding tool to help
> with
> >> managing your /etc using git that I'd need to find time to play
> with.]
> >
> > Hey, this can be OT if you use mercurial instead of git. :)  It
> would be
> > really easy with mercurial, too... I think just do this as root:
> >
> >   $ cd /etc
> >   $ hg init
> >   $ hg add *
> >   $ hg commit
> >
> > o yea.
> >
> quick question. Is mercurial able to keep a revision history for each
> folder as a separate entity.
> I put all my projects under trunk  and then work on each project in
> its own folders. Few years laster if one project expends and I need
> to
> take it out of trunk and put it under its own trunk source control,
> is
> there an adventage that mercurial could give me vs svn as far as
> keeping track of it. Is it easier to seperating one folder out of the
> whole trunk? I know this is tricky with svn as you need to filter the
> dump file for revisions that are connected to a folder you want to
> export and if you don't have access to make dump file for main trunk
> ....then its virtually impossible.
> Thanks,
> Lucas
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