Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Setup a Mercurial Repository in Windows

Installing Mercurial Server on windows

As the first step download Tortoise Hg from the below link and install it. Before download you need to select the compatible tortoise Hg installer according to your PC/Laptop’s number of bits (32 or 64).

Get Tortoise Hg:


Tortoise Hg works as a front end UI to Mercurial and always installs the latest version of each.

Configure Tortoise Hg

First step should be to make sure that you are correctly identified to TortoiseHg. You do this by opening the global settings dialog. Right click on the desktop background and

select TortoiseHg -> Global Settings.

Select the Commit page and enter a name in the Username field.

Note:If you neglect to configure a username TortoiseHg will ask you to enter one when you try to commit, which is the first time a username is actually required.

You can do more configuration changes in tortoise Hg. For further details refer this web site; http://tortoisehg.bitbucket.org/manual/1.0/quick.html

Create a new Repository with Tortoise Hg

Right click on the selected folder as the root of the project and select Create Repository Here. Thus Mercurial users have to create repositories in each of their working folders.

It’s better to keep Add special files (.hgignore, ...) checked, and do not check Make repo compatible with Mercurial 1.0 unless you have a strong reason to do so.

After pressing Create, Mercurial creates a subdirectory in your project folder named .hg. This is where Mercurial keeps all its version data. It is called the repository or store, while the directory containing the source files is called the working directory. You never need to specify the .hg directory when running commands, you only need to specify the working directory root.