question regarding mercurial

Martin Marques martin at
Wed Mar 5 03:55:13 CST 2008

Mohit Aron escribió:
> Hello,
> I'm evaluating switching from subversion to mercurial for my company. I 
> had a few questions that I was hoping I could get some help on.
> 1) How can one pull specific changesets from one repository to another ? 
> It seems mercurial provides good support to pull all changesets up to a 
> given number, but doesn't provide support to pick only a specific 
> changeset and skip earlier ones. This functionality is really important 
> when a release repository is cut out from the main development one, and 
> from thereon only bug fixes need to be merged.

Why not use "NamedBranches"? Or simply branches for your releases.

> I've scanned the mercurial documentation and mailing lists for the 
> answer on the above. The site 
> just says 
> "need to talk to Brendan ...". Can that be fixed ? This is important 
> functionality and I think both the mercurial book and the FAQ need to 
> talk about it.

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