Bundling tools together with hg for win32
steve at borho.org
Tue Aug 21 14:49:24 CDT 2007
On Wednesday 15 August 2007 5:00:04 pm Steve Borho 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).
How rude is it to reply to your own list post?
My e-mail server spent the bulk of last week dead so I haven't kept up
with this threaad, but I'm willing to head up the effort to build an MQ
patch-queue that will bundle together a fully loaded hg installer and
host it on the qct sourceforge web-site. I could even host installers
I've decided to take the following route to begin with:
+ tclkit (http://www.equi4.com/tclkit/) + hgk for revision history
+ qct for commit and mq usage
+ the python version of hgmerge tied with kdiff3
+ Csdiff or other two-way merge for qct change selection
+ Plink for ssh
+ patches to default mercurial.ini to enable bundled features
+ all patches required to get hg, mq, and qct happy in this environment
+ fixes for mercurial.iss to create a completely usable OOTB install
When tortoiseHg becomes stable, it can be added (ditto for any other
tools that volunteer patches :) This list is still open for
discussion, but it seems the best bet for now.
Unfortunately I'm currently hung up on making MQ work on win32 with the
tip of crew or main. There were some patches applied recently to make
gnuwin32-patch work correctly (by passing --binary), but those patches
dissapeared when the mpatch work was rolled in, and it's not obvious to
me how to make mpatch work correctly. I haven't found any
documentation about how the patch code on the tip is expected to work.
Specifically, when I try to patch contrib/win32/mercurial.ini, the patch
fails to apply because the file is in dos format.
Steve Borho (steve at borho.org)
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