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Archive for February 24th, 2009

Control Required

Now that I’m starting to publish source code, I must get serious about version control as well. Since I have a tendency to work on multiple computers, none of which are configured as permanently running servers, I’m going to try and stick to a distributed VCS. At this moment, my preference goes to Mercurial, although installing it on my G5 wasn’t as simple as it is supposed to be – I ran into the infamous “ValueError: unknown locale: UTF-8“… But once past that hurdle, Mercurial isn’t to different from Git (which I tried out a few weeks ago). The ‘hg serve‘ command is great to see what has been going on; just point your browser at http://localhost:8000 and you’ll find yourself in a HTTP/HTML repository browser.

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