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Mercurial is the distributed version control software we're using for Mozilla 2 development.

hg is the Mercurial command-line tool, Hg being the chemical symbol for the element mercury.

Getting started

If you use port or apt-get to install software, just do the usual. If not, the Mercurial binary packages are for you.

After installing, choose a merge program. Seriously. Do it now. If you don't, Mercurial will choose one for you and spring it on you when you least expect it.

See also

The hg book is the definitive Mercurial user guide.

And on wiki.mozilla.org, these helpful pages:

  • {{mediawiki.interwiki('wikimo', 'Using_Mercurial_locally_with_CVS', 'Using Mercurial locally with CVS')}}, a how-to.
  • {{mediawiki.interwiki('wikimo', 'Mercurial_on_Windows', 'Mercurial on Windows')}}.

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<p><b>Mercurial</b> is the <a class="external" href="http://blog.ianbicking.org/distributed-vs-centralized-scm.html">distributed version control software</a> we're using for Mozilla 2 development.
</p><p><b><code>hg</code></b> is the Mercurial command-line tool, Hg being the <a class="external" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_symbol">chemical symbol</a> for the element <a class="external" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_%28element%29">mercury</a>.
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<h4 name="Getting_started">Getting started</h4>
<p>If you use <code>port</code> or <code>apt-get</code> to install software, just do the usual.  If not, the <a class="external" href="http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/wiki/index.cgi/BinaryPackages">Mercurial binary packages</a> are for you.
</p><p>After installing, <b>choose a <a class="external" href="http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/wiki/index.cgi/MergeProgram">merge program</a></b>.  Seriously.  Do it now.  If you don't, Mercurial will choose one for you and spring it on you when you least expect it.
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<h4 name="See_also">See also</h4>
<p>The <a class="external" href="http://hgbook.red-bean.com/hgbook.html">hg book</a> is the definitive Mercurial user guide.
</p><p>And on wiki.mozilla.org, these helpful pages:
</p>
<ul><li> {{mediawiki.interwiki('wikimo', 'Using_Mercurial_locally_with_CVS', 'Using Mercurial locally with CVS')}}, a how-to.
</li><li> {{mediawiki.interwiki('wikimo', 'Mercurial_on_Windows', 'Mercurial on Windows')}}.
</li></ul>
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