Call for testing: hackable Mercurial for Windows

Adrian Buehlmann adrian at
Thu Oct 20 17:23:49 CDT 2011

On 2011-10-21 00:00, David Golub wrote:
> I've been building Mercurial with TortoiseHg on Windows in order to do
> TortoiseHg development, and it's been fairly simple.  You just need install
> Python (either 32-bit or 64-bit, depending on what you want) along with the
> Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5.  It needs to be that exact
> version, not that version or later.  For TortoiseHg development, you need
> py2exe and pywin32, but I'm pretty sure that Mercurial alone can be built
> without these.  The one snag that I hit is that the SDK is missing the
> vcvarsall.bat file in the Visual Studio directory, so you need to write a
> batch file to call either vcvars32.bat or vcvars64.bat, depending on whether
> you want a 32-bit or 64-bit build.  Once that's in place, just check out the
> Mercurial source and run from a command prompt.  Everything should
> build without a problem.
> David Golub

There's also my recipe for preparing a thg build machine

(We've told Angel a couple of times already ;-)

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