Mercurial is a so called DRCS (Distributed Revision Control System). I have been using Subversion for a couple of years, both at work and for my own projects. Now I thought it was about time to try something different.
But first, why do I want to switch from SVN to Mercurial? Basically the most appealing argument for me was the fact, that with Mercurial I am able to work offline with my repository. Besides that, I always had issues with the way SVN was handling tags and branches. Especially merging changes from a branch back into the trunk was always a pain. I did not need to use that functionality often but when I did, I always ended up doing it twice, because I could not remember which way to do it right.Continue reading »