[Numpy-discussion] Initial Hg experiences on Windows

David Cournapeau cournape@gmail....
Sun Jan 6 11:30:16 CST 2008


On Jan 7, 2008 1:32 AM, Bill Baxter <wbaxter@gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been playing around with Hg on windows for an hour or so now.  My
> overall impression is that the installation process isn't quite there
> yet.
>
> The basic binary installer goes very smoothly, and after that I was
> able to open up a prompt and type hg commands right away.  But going
> through the tutorial I ran into some issues:
>
> *) After running the binary installer, apparently you're supposed to
> go edit some .ini file to specify your username.  It seems it will
> work ok even if you don't set your username, but since it is
> apparently highly recommended, the installer just should ask you as
> part of the install process.
>
> *) Despite all this talk about great merging capabilities, for Windows
> there is *no* merge functionality installed by default.  The merge
> page (http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/wiki/index.cgi/MergeProgram)
> explains how to get merging working on Windows.  But what it gives you
> is a confusing list of alternatives without offering any guidance as
> to what the trade-offs are.  It mentions "batteries included" binary
> distributions as one solution without giving any link.

FIY, it seems you can find it here (I have not tried it):

http://qct.sourceforge.net/Mercurial-BI.html

cheers,

David


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