Category Archives: SCM

Distributed Development with Mercurial

Every clone of a Mercurial repository can act as a consistent, fully functional repository itself. This is a very useful property of a DVCS; one that you can take advantage of to make development a lot easier, especially for teams … Continue reading

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Mercurial Clones without a Working Copy

Mercurial repository clones can have two parts: An .hg/ subdirectory, where all the repository metadata is stored A “working copy” area, where checked out files may live The .hg/ subdirectory stores the repository metadata of the specific clone, including the … Continue reading

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Mercurial crew branch grows diff -c option

With changeset 9c6ae2e09e11 the Mercurial “crew” branch includes support for a diff -c option now.

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Scripting Mercurial

Dan Fuchs posted a short article about scripting Mercurial to see what files an incoming changeset modifies. I am always amazed at how easy Mercurial (and other free software tools) make this sort of thing.

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Mercurial command demo: hg verify

One of the wonderful commands that Mercurial support is the “verify” command. Running this command in a Mercurial workspace goes through the backing store of the repository and makes sure that the history and contents of the versioned files are … Continue reading

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Mercurial 1.0 Released

Mercurial 1.0 is out! http://www.selenic.com/pipermail/mercurial/2008-March/018014.html Mercurial SCM has reached an important milestone. The release of Mercurial 1.0 marks the first 1.X release of Mercurial; one that many people were waiting for to give Mercurial a try.

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A nice article about dVCS in the Enterprise

Bryan W Taylor posted a very intriguing writeup a bit earlier, titled: `The Need for Distributed Version Control in the Enterprise‘ There are a few points of the article that seem a bit controversial. For instance, I am not sure … Continue reading

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.scm subdirs

I just stumbled upon an interesting Subversion bug. Issue 707 on the bug tracker of Subversion is now several years old. It seems to be related to one of my personal pet peeves with Subversion: the use of `.svn’ subdirectories … Continue reading

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Merging should be *this* easy

Is merging so easy in your SCM system? $ pwd /home/keramida/hg/mercurial/gker $ hg pull crew pulling from /home/keramida/hg/mercurial/crew searching for changes adding changesets adding manifests adding file changes added 54 changesets with 143 changes to 82 files (+1 heads) (run … Continue reading

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Mirroring the varnish-cache repository with svnsync

Quoting the Wikipedia about Varnish cache: Varnish is a high performance HTTP accelerator designed for content-heavy dynamic web sites. The main development repository of Varnish is very easy to browse, using Trac. You can see the latest changes through the … Continue reading

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