Mercurial project is described as:
"a fast, lightweight Source Control Management system designed for efficient handling of very large distributed projects."
Major Features document presents an overview of Mercurial's
explains how Mercurial works as a distributed source control system.
Mercurial version 1.1 was
"This is a major release with numerous new features."
What's New document explains the many changes that were added to
Highlights include a new resolve command for tracking in-progress
merges, a new repository format, performance improvements, support for
Python 2.6, bug fixes and work on the documentation.
The web interface now has a canvas-based repository graph, new themes,
improved WSGI compliance, support for the display of nested repositories
and other improvements.
The Mercurial commands have gone through numerous improvements and
extensions, some bugs have also been fixed.
Some new extensions have been added to Mercurial 1.1, including
a rebase extension for rebasing changesets, a bookmarks extension
for providing git-like branches, a zeroconf extension for publishing
repositories and an hgcia extension for communicating with
Some of the existing extensions have undergone a variety of improvements.
Version 1.2 of the mercurial plugin for the
Eclipse IDE was also
announced this week.
Wikipedia, Mercurial was started in 2005 and the software is
being used by such high profile projects as
Mozilla, OpenSolaris and Xen. This latest release shows that
the code continues to undergo active development, and holds an important
place in the world of source code control systems.
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