Mercurial is a free, distributed source control management tool. It efficiently handles projects of any size and offers an easy and intuitive interface.
So we hear.
Main site: http://mercurial.selenic.com/
CONVERTING FROM CVS to hg on Windows
Updated cygwin to 1.7. No problems once the firewall was opened (duh).
Use directions at: http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/ConvertExtension
Don’t forget (mercurial.ini for TortoiseHG):
Configure your .hgrc to enable the extension by adding following lines:
hg convert dev
Gave me an error complaining about dos paths. So I flipped CVSROOT from
and rechecked out the CVS repo.
cvs co dev
hg convert dev started pullling comment-like things out. Looks ok…slows down — seems to be collecting unique comments to line up changesets. If this fails I am so dead. cvsps builds the changesets from CVS.
20 minutes later, still not done, but sucking CPU like a madman.
>hg convert dev
assuming destination dev-hg
initializing destination dev-hg repository
connecting to :local:/cygdrive/d/data/cvsrepos/
collecting CVS rlog
2953 log entries
100 This is work done on a branch from the original code. I think I was tryin...
200 update from p2.1.dll.all.zip
205 changeset entries
204 Source for CDCompare project
203 Add CancelDlg module
202 Add new module
201 Add Cancel dialog
200 Many fixes, cancel dialog
45 MetaKit 2.01
44 metaKit 2.01
43 MetaKit 2.01
42 MetaKit 2.01
41 MetaKit 2.01
40 MetaKit 2.01
39 new files for testing
38 new test files
37 new test files
36 intiial version
34 final cut of Netdox client
33 Final Netdox client
32 Final NetDox Client
31 LAME 3.91 December 29 2001
30 LAME 3.91 December 29 2001
29 Initial put
28 initial put
27 update from p2.1.dll.all.zip
26 from p2.1.dll.all.zip
25 from p2.1.dll.all.zip
24 from p2.1.dll.all.zip
23 from p2.1.dll.all.zip
22 from p2.1.all.dll.zip
1 [main] cvs 6656 c:\cygwin\bin\cvs.exe: *** fatal error - cmalloc would have returned NULL
cvs server: 1 [main] cvs 6656 c:\cygwin\bin\cvs.exe: *** fatal error - cmalloc would have returned NULL
cvs server: Terminated with fatal signal 1
abort: unknown CVS response: error
Maybe that was too big. Try the “kinder” repository, is smaller. Works to the end.
Maybe the windows binaries are icky. Can I pack up the files and move to a Linux VM?
Now I have my “dev” repo and my dacdev repo. How to combine?
This article suggests two solutions.