cute post evaluating HG

Marcin Kasperski Marcin.Kasperski at
Sun Apr 15 12:12:25 CDT 2007

> Although hg (can't speak for bzr) run on Windows, 
It seems to me that on large repo hg is significantly slower on Windows, 
than on Linux.
No measures, just the feeling.

Also, when there is problem with ssh command executed, hg just freezes. 
Only when I Ctrl-C
it, I am shown the error (say, info that the host key is incorrect or my 
key refused). This is minor
obstacle, but happens just when one is starting....

> it's still not
> appearing to the Windozers largely due to the lack of GUI.  These
> days, we can't expect most [average] developers on win32 to be
> command-line savvy.
Not only this.

I never understood why windows people insist on having a gui (for 
example, I used cvs and
subversion for about 10 years, and never seriously used any linux gui 
for those tools), until
I got windows laptop and started using it. Ugh. Cough. Brr. Spawning 
terminal, moving
to the correct directory, issuing the command, reviewing its results - 
takes so much effort,
that any gui is of incredible help. So, for instance, while using 
subversion, on Linux I stick
to svn commands, and on Windows I use TortoiseSVN only.

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