Bundling tools together with hg for win32

Steve Borho steve at ageia.com
Wed Aug 15 17:00:04 CDT 2007

I spent some time today figuring out how to bundle qct together with 
mercurial when building the win32 hg installer.  I think I've got the 
kinks worked out of the process and now have a patch which can be 
applied to any hg repository just before building the installer.

There's quite a bit of demand for a "Batteries Included" mercurial 
installer for Windows, and there's a large benefit to bundling python 
apps together in a single py2exe app rather than just providing links 
to separate installers (RT performance, DL time, and disk space).

I went through this exercise to kind of kick-start this process again 
and get feedback from people on what they feel the best 
possible "Batteries Included" win32 installer would include for:

* History viewer gui
  hgk and tcl, or some other option?

* 3-way diff
  kdiff3? tortoiseMerge?

* Merge helper
  in python?


Steve Borho (steve at ageia.com)
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