Release Notes

Features and bugfixes in our latest releases. Please see the Download page for links to source and binaries.

Note that Mercurial follows a time-based release plan with major releases every three months and minor (bugfix) releases on the first of every month (see TimeBasedReleasePlan).

{i} Be sure to read the upgrade notes when upgrading.

(See the archive for older versions)

1. Mercurial 5.2 (2019-11-05)

Feature release. Full notes coming soon.

1.1. Backwards Compatibility Changes

* The infinitepush extension is believed to be unused, and will be deleted at

* 'hg grep' now searches working copy file contents by default. We recognize

1.2. API Changes

* 'mercurial.hg.update*' and 'mercurial.merge.update' now expect a value from

* 'mercurial.hg.updatetotally' is now more thorough about checking its

* 'mercurial.bookmarks.bmstore' no longer has a convenience method for looking

1.3. commands

1.4. core

1.5. extensions

1.6. unsorted

1.7. Behavior Changes

1.8. Internal API Changes

2. Mercurial 5.1.2 (2019-10-02)

Regularly scheduled bug fix release.

2.1. extensions

2.2. tests

3. Mercurial 5.1.1 (2019-09-05)

Regularly scheduled bug fix release.

3.1. commands

3.2. core

3.3. tests

4. Mercurial 5.1 (2019-08-01)

Regularly scheduled feature release. An overview of new features available. This is a regularly-scheduled quarterly feature release.

4.1. commands

4.2. core

4.3. extensions

4.4. unsorted

4.5. Behavior Changes

4.6. Internal API Changes

5. Mercurial 5.0.2

A regularly scheduled bugfix release.

5.1. commands

5.2. unsorted

6. Mercurial 5.0.1

A regularly scheduled bugfix release.

6.1. commands

6.2. unsorted

7. Mercurial 5.0 (2019-05-01)

An overview of new features available. This is a regularly-scheduled quarterly feature release.

8. Mercurial 4.9.1 (2019-03-19)

A regularly scheduled bugfix release, late due to vacations and similar disruptions at the regular time.

8.1. commands

8.2. extensions

8.3. unsorted

9. Mercurial 4.9 (2019-02-01)

An overview of new features available. This is a regularly-scheduled quarterly feature release that also contains security fixes.

9.1. security

It was possible to use symlinks and subrepositories to defeat Mercurial's path-checking logic and write files outside a repository. This has been fixed. Users on older versions can either disable subrepositories with [subrepos] allowed=false in their configuration or by ensuring any cloned repositories don't contain malicious symlinks.

9.2. commands

9.3. core

9.4. extensions

9.5. unsorted

9.6. Behavior Changes

9.7. Internal API Changes

10. Mercurial 4.8.2 (2019-01-07)

This is a regularly-scheduled bugfix release containing following fixes:

10.1. commands

10.2. core

10.3. extensions

10.4. unsorted

11. Mercurial 4.8.1 (2018-12-04)

A regularly scheduled bugfix release. Some security fixes are included, but all are expected to be low-risk.

11.1. commands

11.2. core

11.3. extensions

11.4. unsorted

12. Mercurial 4.8 (2018-11-02)

An overview of new features available. This is a regularly-scheduled quarterly feature release.

12.1. commands

12.2. core

12.3. extensions

12.4. hgweb

12.5. chg

12.6. unsorted

12.7. Behavior Changes

12.8. Internal API Changes

13. Mercurial 4.7.2 (2018-10-01)

This is a regularly-scheduled bugfix release containing following fixes:

13.1. security

Fix a potential out-of-bounds read in manifest parsing C code.

13.2. core

13.3. unsorted

14. Mercurial 4.7.1 (2018-09-04)

This is a regularly-scheduled bugfix release containing following fixes:

14.1. commands

14.2. core

14.3. hgweb

14.4. performance

15. Mercurial 4.7 (2018-08-01)

This is a regularly-scheduled quarterly feature release and has its own release notes page which can be found here Full release notes.

WhatsNew (last edited 2019-11-15 20:35:48 by AndreiDziahel)