I’ve been dissatisfied with Subversion all along. They set out to make a better CVS than CVS and succeeded, but that was a low bar. The two new revision control systems that have caught my eye are Git and Mercurial. Of the two, Git is more widely-used, but Mercurial seems more elegant. What sealed the deal for me was this $9 screencast on Mercurial by my friend Dan Benjamin. It answers exactly the right questions: why would I want to use Mercurial, and how do I start?
★ Thursday, 23 July 2009