Mercurial v0.9 released!
mpm at selenic.com
Wed May 10 17:17:49 CDT 2006
Version 0.9 of the Mercurial SCM is now available at:
More information available at:
Many thanks to the numerous developers, testers, and users who
contributed to this release. Enjoy!
Major changes between Mercurial 0.8.1 and 0.9:
- The repository file format has been improved.
- This has resulted in an average 40% reduction in disk space usage.
- The new format (called RevlogNG) is now the default.
- Mercurial works perfectly with both the old and new repository
file formats. It can transfer changes transparently between
repositories of either format.
- To use the new repository format, simply use `hg clone --pull` to
clone an existing repository.
- Note: Versions 0.8.1 and earlier of Mercurial cannot read
RevlogNG repositories directly, but they can `clone`, `pull`
from, and `push` to servers that are serving RevlogNG
- Memory usage has been improved by over 50% for many common operations.
- Substantial performance improvements on large repositories.
- New commands:
- 'archive' - generate a directory tree snapshot, tarball, or zip
file of a revision
- Deprecated commands:
- 'addremove' - replaced by 'add' and 'remove --after'
- 'forget' - replaced by 'revert'
- 'undo' - replaced by 'rollback'
- New extensions:
- Bugzilla integration hook
- Email notification hook
- Nested repositories are now supported. Mercurial will not recurse
into a subdirectory that contains a '.hg' directory. It is treated
as a separate repository.
- The standalone web server, 'hg serve', is now threaded, so it can
talk to multiple clients at a time.
- The web server can now display a "message of the day".
- Support added for hooks written in Python.
- Many improvements and clarifications to built-in help.
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