[new-extension] hg breakout
Essien Ita Essien
essien.ita at ucitech.com.ng
Fri Aug 31 01:25:04 CDT 2007
[long rant ahead]
I've been using mercurial for a couple of months now and finally have
taken a dive to scratch an itch via an extension. Forgive me if
something like this already exists, i'm just a coding-happy
The Problem: I have a huge project which I was trying to hook up to the
Hudson continous integration server. I discovered in so doing that my
project layout of basically OneBigProjectWithSubFolders(tm) didn't quite
lend itself to easy hooking up via continous integration.
I proceeded to write some shell scripts to attempt splitting them up and
realized that though split up sounded ok, when a new developer tries to
get the entire problem, they would either have to depend on YAPCS (Yet
Another Project Cloning Script) or curse the project owner (me!) for
having soo many projects all related ofcourse.
Searching for a solution to that dilema I came across the forest
extension via IRC... two words... "An Excellent Solution" (ok.. heck
that's 3 words :P)
Anyways... I proceeded to try out my shell script and arrange a forest
instead of my previous approach, and so far... it all works. The only
problem is that its not that easy to apply the shell script to split up
the single huge project into a forest.
I decided to refine the script better, but not as a shell script now,
but heck... why not an extension? I hit the wiki, and lots of sleepless
hours later, here we are:
See README for more info.
I'm not yet where I want to be, but i'm darn nearer... and kudos to the
authors of hg... hacking it ain't bad at all :)
Finally, reviews please... anything i'm obviously (or not so obviously)
Is this something that people find usefull? Is it something that would
probably find itself one day (ohh... the wild dreams) upstream?
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