Call for testing: hackable Mercurial for Windows

Adrian Buehlmann adrian at
Thu Oct 20 18:00:48 CDT 2011

On 2011-10-20 22:56, Angel Ezquerra wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 3:31 AM, Matt Mackall <mpm at> wrote:
>> In an effort to get more Windows people hacking on Mercurial, I've built
>> a proof-of-concept package here:
>> (~50MB)
>> that contains:
>> - private copy of Python 2.6.6 (32-bit)
>> - complete Mercurial history
>> - pre-compiled extensions (32-bit MinGW gcc 4.6.1)
>> - hg.exe wrapper to add to your path
>> - in-place editable source checked out and ready to go
>> You should be able to unzip this into a directory and start hacking on
>> Mercurial immediately without affecting your existing Python or
>> Mercurial installations. Because it contains the actual Mercurial repo,
>> you should also be able to immediately pull and update to the latest
>> development versions (until the extensions need recompiling).
>> Please give it a spin!
> I gave this a try and it works great! This will make hacking on
> mercurial so much easier for us windows users!

Just don't try hacking on thg with that (you, as a thg contributor).

And make sure your new hg.exe in the PATH doesn't interfere with the
hg.exe installed by the TortoiseHg binary installer.

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