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Fwd: [admin] Decentralized versioning system at W3C; Git vs. Mercurial

From: Arthur Barstow <Art.Barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 13:50:47 -0500
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> From: ext Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
> Date: December 9, 2009 1:28:57 PM EST
> Subject: Re: [admin] Decentralized versioning system at W3C; Git  
> vs. Mercurial
>
> Examples of X has been:
>
> * Support for moving files as well as binary changes in the patch  
> format.
> * Support for using the parent revision of a given revision without
> looking it up manually (The '^' syntax)
> * Support for rebasing a changeset or set of changesets
>
> These are all fixable using extensions to mercurial
>
> * Support for patch queues
>
> This is sort of available in mercurial using extensions. However the
> support is very clunky. For example it doesn't use merge tools which
> is sort of a big deal.
>
> Unfortunately I can't off the top of my head remember anything that
> isn't available at all in mercurial. Mostly because i've pushed such
> things out of my brain since it's not available to me anyway.
>
> / Jonas
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