May 2010

Distributed version control with Mercurial – Lachlan Gemmell

In the past few years distributed version control systems have been gathering a lot of attention. The two best known are the open source systems, GIT and Mercurial. This month we’ll take a look at Mercurial and see

what advantages it has over centralised version controls systems,
how you can be up and running with it in about 60 seconds,
how it can be invaluable even for a solo developer,
super easy branching and merging,
great support for renamed files,
automating it into a build procedure,
running with or without a server.