Mercurial

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Mercurial is the distributed version control software we're using for {{mediawiki.interwiki('wikimo', 'Mozilla_2', 'Mozilla 2')}} development. It will replace CVS after Mozilla 1.9 is released.

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

Learning to use Mercurial

First, read every word of Mercurial basics, before you do anything else.

Then, the Mercurial FAQ is a decent place to start.

See Mozilla Source Code (Mercurial) for getting a tree to build.

Further reading

The hg book is the definitive Mercurial user guide.

Category:Mercurial lists the Mercurial-related articles on MDC.

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

  • {{mediawiki.interwiki('wikimo', 'Using_Mercurial_locally_with_CVS', 'Using Mercurial locally with CVS')}}, a how-to. (Note that this is only useful for code that's still exclusively in CVS.)
  • {{mediawiki.interwiki('wikimo', 'Mercurial_on_Windows', 'Mercurial on Windows')}}
{{ wiki.languages( { "fr": "fr/Mercurial" } ) }}

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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 {{mediawiki.interwiki('wikimo', 'Mozilla_2', 'Mozilla 2')}} development.  It will replace CVS after Mozilla 1.9 is released.
</p><p><b><code>hg</code></b> is the Mercurial command-line tool, Hg being the chemical symbol for the element mercury.
</p>
<h2 name="Learning_to_use_Mercurial"> Learning to use Mercurial </h2>
<p>First, read every word of <a href="en/Mercurial_basics">Mercurial basics</a>, before you do anything else.
</p><p>Then, the <a href="en/Mercurial_FAQ">Mercurial FAQ</a> is a decent place to start.
</p><p>See <a href="en/Mozilla_Source_Code_(Mercurial)">Mozilla Source Code (Mercurial)</a> for getting a tree to build.
</p>
<h2 name="Further_reading"> Further reading </h2>
<p>The <a class="external" href="http://hgbook.red-bean.com/hgbook.html">hg book</a> is the definitive Mercurial user guide.
</p><p><a href="Special:Tags?tag=Mercurial&amp;language=en">Category:Mercurial</a> lists the Mercurial-related articles on MDC.
</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.  (Note that this is only useful for code that's still exclusively in CVS.)
</li><li> {{mediawiki.interwiki('wikimo', 'Mercurial_on_Windows', 'Mercurial on Windows')}}
</li></ul>
{{ wiki.languages( { "fr": "fr/Mercurial" } ) }}
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