Improving Windows support

Matt Mackall mpm at
Mon Apr 16 12:00:41 CDT 2007

On Mon, Apr 16, 2007 at 10:38:23AM -0500, TK Soh wrote:
> On 4/15/07, Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at> wrote:
> > On 15/04/07 TK Soh said:
> >
> > > Although hg (can't speak for bzr) run on Windows, 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.
> >
> > That, and it's not useable after install due to the conspicuous lack of an
> > hgmerge program.
> The setup of hgmerge on win23 is outlined on wiki:
> I only wished things could be simpler for win32 :-(

Indeed. Unfortunately, most of the folks on crew have limited time to
spend on Windows support and I'm not even in a position to properly
evaluate such patches as I haven't had a Windows machine in about a
decade. If one or two people would like to step forward to do some
more direct maintenance on Windows, that'd be great.

Another thing that would probably help is automated snapshots of the
Windows installer so that it gets more testing between releases.

Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.

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