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2010/11/18

Review - Book - Mercurial: The Definitive Guide

[Note: the version reviewed herein is the Kindle Ebook edition]

It probably should have been called "Mercurial: Moderate Overview and Author's Favorite Extension".  A significant amount of the book is spent on MQ, the patch management extension for Mercurial.  Since I'm not using hg to manage a set of patches against upstream opensource projects, this wasn't very interesting to me.  I would very much have liked more time spent on other extensions, and more in-depth examination of various workflows that one can use with mercurial.

This book is also getting a bit stale, as mercurial like many fast-moving opensource projects has continued to accumulate new features and extensions.

Technically this book is opensource, and available on bitbucket.  I couldn't get it to build, though.