Commit ae6a7a99 authored by's avatar

Minor changes for release 0.4e

parent 022d98aa0a2a
......@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@ Setting up Mercurial in your home directory:
$ tar xvzf mercurial-<ver>.tar.gz
$ cd mercurial-<ver>
$ python install --home ~
$ python2.3 install --home ~
$ export PYTHONPATH=${HOME}/lib/python # add this to your .bashrc
$ export HGMERGE=tkmerge # customize this
$ hg # test installation, show help
......@@ -14,16 +14,13 @@ Setting up Mercurial in your home directory:
If you get complaints about missing modules, you probably haven't set
PYTHONPATH correctly.
You may also want to install psyco, the python specializing compiler.
It makes commits more than twice as fast. The relevant Debian package
is python-psyco
Setting up a Mercurial project:
$ cd linux/
$ hg init # creates .hg
$ hg status # show changes between repo and working dir
$ hg diff # generate a unidiff
$ hg export # export a changeset as a diff
$ hg addremove # add all unknown files and remove all missing files
$ hg commit # commit all changes, edit changelog entry
......@@ -67,7 +64,9 @@ Importing patches:
$ cat ../p/patchlist | xargs hg import -p1 -b ../p
Network support (highly experimental):
Network support:
The simple way:
# pull the self-hosting hg repo
foo$ hg init
......@@ -80,9 +79,20 @@ Network support (highly experimental):
# merge changes from a remote machine
bar$ hg merge http://foo/~user/hg-linux
This is just a proof of concept of grabbing byte ranges, and is not
expected to perform well. Fixing this needs some pipelining to reduce
the number of round trips. See zsync for a similar approach.
The new, fast, experimental way:
# pull the self-hosting hg repo
foo$ hg init
foo$ hg merge hg://
foo$ hg checkout # hg co works too
# Set up the CGI server on your webserver
foo$ ln -s .hg ~/public_html/hg-linux/.hg
foo$ cp ~/public_html/hg-linux/index.cgi
# merge changes from a remote machine
bar$ hg merge hg://foo/~user/hg-linux
Another approach which does perform well right now is to use rsync.
Simply rsync the remote repo to a read-only local copy and then do a
......@@ -8,11 +8,11 @@
from distutils.core import setup
author='Matt Mackall',
description='scalable distributed SCM',
license='GNU GPL',
scripts=['hg', ''])
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