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Re: preferring mercurial

From: Martin Geisler
Subject: Re: preferring mercurial
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:49:59 +0000 (UTC)
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Rüdiger Sonderfeld <ruediger <at> c-plusplus.de> writes:

> This has all been discussed here:
> On Thursday 09 January 2014 07:35:22 Neal Becker wrote:
> > hg also has tortoisehg, which is a very nice mature gui.  There is nothing
> > like that for git.  I have found 1 or 2 guis that are extremely limited in
> > function.
> I don't think a GUI primarily for Windows (non-free software) is going to 
> persuade GNU Emacs developers.  (And in my opinion `magit' is the best VCS 
> interface I have used so far.)


I'm a Mercurial developer, but please don't let that scare you :) Saying
that TortoiseHg is a GUI primarily for Windows is a mistake. It is a
cross-platform Python program that runs on at least Linux, Mac OS X, and
Windows. I use it on Linux daily. It is packaged for at least Debian and
Ubuntu. See


The confusion probably comes from the "Tortoise" prefix, which is also used
by TortoiseSVN and some other version control GUIs. I believe the other GUIs
are Windows only, and so I can understand that people who haven't looked
deeper into things would think that TortoiseHg is also just for Windows.

Martin Geisler

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