Improving Windows support

Lee Cantey lcantey at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 12:33:05 CDT 2007


I'd personally like to see more feedback on Windows issues raised on
the list in general.  I've slowed down Windows snapshots since I
haven't gotten much feedback and since the regression tests don't run
natively I'm never quite sure if it's going to be a solid build
without spending time poking at it.

Regards,
Lee

On 4/16/07, Matt Mackall <mpm at selenic.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 16, 2007 at 10:38:23AM -0500, TK Soh wrote:
> > On 4/15/07, Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at digitaltorque.ca> 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:
> >
> >     http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/wiki/index.cgi/MergeProgram
> >
> > 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.
>
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