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Mercurial: The Definitive Guideby Bryan O'sullivan
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This instructive book takes you step by step through ways to track, merge, and manage both open source and commercial software projects with Mercurial, using Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, and other systems. Mercurial is the easiest system to learn when it comes to distributed revision control. And it's a very flexible tool that's ideal whether you're a lone programmer working on a small project, or part of a huge team dealing with thousands of files.
Mercurial permits a countless variety of development and collaboration methods, and this book offers several concrete suggestions to get you started. This guide will help you:
Mercurial: The Definitive Guide maintains a strong focus on simplicity to help you learn Mercurial quickly and thoroughly.
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In this tutorial, readers will walk step by step through tracking, merging, and managing both open source and commercial software projects with Mercurial, using Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, and other systems. Every code sample is 'live,' that is, each one is actually the result of a shell script that executes the Mercurial commands. Instructions are given for merging changes from separate repositories, setting up Mercurial to work with files on a daily basis, setting up various workflow models, isolating problem sources, and customizing the output of Mercurial. O'Sullivan is writer and developer who works with distributed systems. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Mercurial is the easiest system to learn when it comes to distributed revision control-ideal whether you're a lone programmer working on a small project, or part of huge team dealing with thousands of files. This definitive guide takes you step by step through ways to track, merge, and manage both open source and commercial software projects with Mercurial, using Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, and other systems.
The first and only book on Mercurial, this guide takes readers step by step through ways to track, merge, and manage software projects with this system. Mercurial is a popular versioning system, used by Mozilla, Python, and several open source projects, that lets users pursue either centralized or distributed version control. This book explains how to work with a version repository, and teaches readers how to use Mercurial to collaborate with others, manage releases, find and fix mistakes, and more. They'll also learn advanced uses, such as customizing Mercurial's output.
About the Author
Bryan O'Sullivan is an Irish writer and developer who works with distributed systems, open source software, and programming languages. He wrote the award-winning O'Reilly title Real World Haskell. He has made significant contributions to the popular Mercurial revision control system, and to a number of other open source projects. He lives in San Francisco with his family. Whenever he can, he runs off to climb rocks.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: A Brief History of Revision ControlChapter 2: A Tour of Mercurial: The BasicsChapter 3: A Tour of Mercurial: Merging WorkChapter 4: Behind the ScenesChapter 5: Mercurial in Daily UseChapter 6: Collaborating with Other PeopleChapter 7: Filenames and Pattern MatchingChapter 8: Managing Releases and Branchy DevelopmentChapter 9: Finding and Fixing MistakesChapter 10: Handling Repository Events with HooksChapter 11: Customizing the Output of MercurialChapter 12: Managing Changes with Mercurial QueuesChapter 13: Advanced Uses of Mercurial QueuesChapter 14: Adding Functionality with ExtensionsMigrating to MercurialMercurial Queues ReferenceInstalling Mercurial from SourceOpen Publication LicenseColophon
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