Python Goes Mercurial

David Smith dns4 at
Thu Apr 2 15:05:14 CEST 2009

Kay Schluehr wrote:
> On 1 Apr., 07:56, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <l... at geek-
> central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
>> In message <35d429fa-5d13-4703-
>> a443-6a95c740c... at>, John Yeung wrote:
>>> Here's one that clearly expresses strong antipathy:
>> There are lots of GUI- and Web-based front ends to Git. And look at on-line
>> services like GitHub and Gitorious. The level of support for it is huge.
> Ironically Mercurials most popular UI frontend Tortoise is going to
> crash Python tools ( like Wing-IDE ) on Windows. That's a known issue
> for about a year and more and the developers are not inclined to fix
> it. This doesn't really increase my trust that Mercurials UI tools are
> of a higher quality than Git's no matter which platform is used.

The conflict between TortoiseHg and Wing IDE can be fixed by simply
uninstalling the Tortoise Overlays.  You loose the graphic overlay on
folders, but otherwise everything works.


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