Mercurial Mini-Sprint - May 20182018-05-28
From Monday 21th to may 25th, around 12 people gathered in the Logilab office to discuss version control and hack on Mercurial. A big thanks to Logilab for hosting us. We covered multiple topics:
- Fixing Mercurial 4.6 compatibility for the following extensions:
- hg-git (and preparation of the associated release),
- preparing a Windows installer for tortoise-hg 4.6
- First version of a Readme extension that displays the lasted content of a project README on hgweb landing page,
- Various usability improvements for
hg serve(automatic browser opening, printing URL, etc),
- Displaying obsolescence log information in hgweb,
- Ability to view and exchange hidden changeset through hgweb,
- Discussion how to facilitate theme development and maintenance.
- Upstreaming of some of our work on ASV,
- Work on benchmarking clone and stream clone time,
- Discussion with a Git core developer about similar efforts in the git community.
Evolution and feature branches
- New flag for obslog to filter out changesets that are unknown locally,
- Improvement of core ability to do in memory merge and in memory diffing,
- New message about local phase movement on pull,
- Improvement of message around empty topics,
- Implementation of an "internal phase" for changesets that are a byproduct of Mercurial command (eg: evolve, shelve).
- Discussion about feature branch and workflow.
- Installation of an experimental heptapod instance (gitlab + Mercurial) for further testing,
- Mercurial compatibility for the Gitlab CI runners.
- Experiment with tortoise-hg styling to get a mode closer to what hgview does,
- Implementing strip-less shelve using the new internal phase,
- Demo of an experimental test orchestrator atop the Mercurial test runner,
- Refactoring of context.py to better facilitate in-memory merges.
Thanks to Anton Shestakov, Arthur Lutz, Aurelien Campeas, Boris Feld, Christian Couder, David Douard, Denis Laxalde, Nicolas Spanti, Paul Morelle, Phillipe Pépiot, Pierre-Yves David and Sean Farley for being part of this event. Extra thanks go to Pulkit Goyal for remotely helping with the shelve code.