Bundling tools together with hg for win32

Arve Knudsen arve.knudsen at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 00:44:11 CDT 2007

Hi Steve

On 8/16/07, Steve Borho <steve at ageia.com> wrote:
> 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?

A Python version of hgmerge (not as functional albeit), with cross-platform
support, has been uploaded to http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/bts/issue52.

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