Mercurial: The Definitive Guide: The Definitive Guide (Google eBook)

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Jun 16, 2009 - Computers - 284 pages
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This instructive book takes you step by step through ways to track, merge, and manage both open source and commercial software projects with Mercurial, using Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, and other systems. Mercurial is the easiest system to learn when it comes to distributed revision control. And it's a very flexible tool that's ideal whether you're a lone programmer working on a small project, or part of a huge team dealing with thousands of files.

Mercurial permits a countless variety of development and collaboration methods, and this book offers several concrete suggestions to get you started. This guide will help you:

  • Learn the basics of working with a repository, changesets, and revisions
  • Merge changes from separate repositories
  • Set up Mercurial to work with files on a daily basis, including which ones to track
  • Get examples and tools for setting up various workflow models
  • Manage a project that's making progress on multiple fronts at once
  • Find and fix mistakes by isolating problem sources
  • Use hooks to perform actions automatically in response to repository events
  • Customize the output of Mercurial


Mercurial: The Definitive Guide maintains a strong focus on simplicity to help you learn Mercurial quickly and thoroughly.
  

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User Review  - Reggie - Goodreads

Mercurial rocks. So many things I've wanted to do with version control for years and now it's all possible. If you're using Subversion or anything like it I highly recommend switching if it at all ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter†1†A Brief History of Revision Control
1
The Basics
13
Merging Work
33
Chapter†4†Behind the Scenes
45
Chapter†5†Mercurial in Daily Use
61
Chapter†6†Collaborating with Other People
77
Chapter†7†Filenames and Pattern Matching
101
Chapter†8†Managing Releases and Branchy Development
109
Chapter†11†Customizing the Output of Mercurial
171
Chapter†12†Managing Changes with Mercurial Queues
183
Chapter†13†Advanced Uses of Mercurial Queues
207
Chapter†14†Adding Functionality with Extensions
217
Appendix†A†Migrating to Mercurial
225
Appendix†B†Mercurial Queues Reference
233
Appendix†C†Installing Mercurial from Source
241
Appendix†D†Open Publication License
243

Chapter†9†Finding and Fixing Mistakes
121
Chapter†10†Handling Repository Events with Hooks
145

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About the author (2009)

Bryan O'Sullivan is an Irish writer and developer who works with distributed systems, open source software, and programming languages. He wrote the award-winning O'Reilly title Real World Haskell. He has made significant contributions to the popular Mercurial revision control system, and to a number of other open source projects. He lives in San Francisco with his family. Whenever he can, he runs off to climb rocks.

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