This extension is not being distributed along with Mercurial.
Author: Steve Borho
Web page: http://qct.sourceforge.net
The qct.py extension provides improved access to the Qct graphical commit tool. Qct is meant to be portable across both platforms and version control tools, and requires Qt version 4.0 or later, which is not being distributed with Mercurial.
The qct.py extension adds a qct command, with alias commit-tool
Follow Qct's INSTALL instructions to get the base application installed on your system.
qct.py is located in the plugins directory of the source distribution. If, however, you've installed the windows self-extracting EXE file, you must download qct.py directly from the repository.
To enable an extension, you add it to your .hgrc file (you have to use your global $HOME/.hgrc file, not one in a repository). You can specify an absolute path:
Mercurial can also scan the default python library path for a file named 'qct.py' if you set qct empty:
If you are running on Windows, and qct.py is unable to find your Qct executable, you can specify the path to Qct in your mercurial.ini file:
[qct] path="C:\Program Files\Qct\Qct.exe"
You need to double-quote the path if it contains white spaces, as in the example above.
If you want to specify a sign-off message which is automatically appended to all of your commit messages, this can be enabled globally in the qct section in your ~/.hgrc file or locally in your repository's .hg/hgrc file:
[qct] signoff = Signed-Off-By: Steve Borho
If your Mercurial repository has a policy requiring certain data to be included in every commit log, you can specify a template for this data in your repository root and Qct will use it to seed your log message at the start of each new commit.
echo "\nBug-ID:" > `hg root`/.commit.template
In Qct's preferences dialog, you can specify external tools that Qct can use to provide more advanced features. If you have the ExtdiffExtension enabled, you can use it to spawn a GUI diff browser from within Qct. For example:
[extensions] hgext.extdiff = [extdiff] cmd.vdiff = meld
You can now enter hg vdiff as the preferred diff browser in Qct preferences, and Qct will offer 'Visual Browser' in the context menus of modified files. On Windows, you may have to specify the full name of your batch file, for example: hg.bat vdiff.
Now hg help will show the usage instructions for the qct extension:
$ hg help qct hg qct [options] [.] start qct commit tool If '.' is given as an argument the tool will operate out of the current directory, else it will operate repository-wide. This command will open a window from which you can browse all of the commitable changes you have made to your working directory. You can then enter a log message and commit your changes to the repository. You can remove files from the commit list by de-selecting them in the file list. Keyboard Shortcuts: CTRL-O - Commit selected files CTRL-R - Refresh file list CTRL-N - View diffs of next file in list CTRL- - Page up/down through file diffs CTRL-U - Unselect all files ESC - Abort and exit aliases: commit-tool options: -I --include include names matching the given patterns -X --exclude exclude names matching the given patterns $ hg qct
Window geometry, commit log history, and configuration data will be saved in ~/.config/vcs/qct.conf and reused in the next session.