Creating a new branch in Mercurial

A really good guide on branching is available here: http://stevelosh.com/blog/2009/08/a-guide-to-branching-in-mercurial/ In my case, I wanted to branch a previous version of my code to launch a parallel branch for bug-fixing of the previous release. I used the Chamilo code repository…

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Prune a Mercurial branch

The manual is perfect for that… http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/PruningDeadBranches All you have to do is: hg heads Identify the branch you want to close (get the revision number, let’s say 951) hg update -C 951 hg commit –close-branch -m “This version never…

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Automatically updating a working copy on a remote server using Mercurial

Introduction Imagine you have two servers: on one server, you have a Mercurial repository with all your code, accessible through http. On the other one, you have a working copy of this code that you are using to test a…

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Too busy

I don’t know what’s happened but August was supposed to be a quiet month and then all of a sudden dozens of work requests appeared and we have been completely drowned with work. The good news in all that is…

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Git vs Mercurial (Hg)

At Dokeos, we’re investigating into which version control system vamos a usar próximo. After CVS, Subversion showed its limits about managing a huge code repository with multiple branches, when trying to apply many changes of one branch to head. The…

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