Python Goes Mercurial

Kay Schluehr kay.schluehr at
Thu Apr 2 20:24:49 CEST 2009

On 2 Apr., 15:05, David Smith <d... at> wrote:
> 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.
> --David

Good to know. Uninstalling a major feature that enhances usability
just to make it usable isn't much less ironic though.

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