rethinking git vs hg

I thought git was just getting better than mercurial. I found that basic git operations are easy, but others appear to be harder than I like (setting up remote repositories).

Just tried the same thing with hg that I tried (and failed to do) with git.

Worked like a charm.

landman@pgda-100:~/target$ hg push ssh://mmmmq@mmmmq/hg/target
pushing to ssh://mmmmq@mmmmq/hg/target
searching for changes
remote: adding changesets
remote: adding manifests
remote: adding file changes
remote: added 1 changesets with 5 changes to 5 files

hg can use ssh, which looks like it makes lots of stuff simple. git uses a protocol helper run from xinetd/inetd, or ssh. I need to figure this out. It’s definitely bugging me.

Happily, the next generation of komodo interfaces nicely with both hg and git. Might be time for an upgrade.

But I am thinking of just using hg for the moment until I can really wrap my mind around git. I need the ease of use of the remote repository push. I just don’t see how to easily do it with git, though I know it is possible (and people do it all the time).

Viewed 8715 times by 2019 viewers