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Bug#308873: ITP: mercurial -- scalable distributed SCM

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Vincent Danjean <Vincent.Danjean@ens-lyon.org>

* Package name    : mercurial
  Version         : 0.4e
  Upstream Author : Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com>
* URL             : http://selenic.com/mercurial
* License         : GPL
  Description     : scalable distributed SCM

Mercurial is a very efficient distributed SCM. It is very similar to git
(the SCM used by Linus for the kernel), but does not take so many place
to save data (it stores diff instead of plain file for modified files)

>From the upstream author, mercurial is a new proof-of-concept SCM. The
goals are:
   * to initially be as simple (and thereby hackable) as possible
   * to be as scalable as possible
   * to be memory, disk, and bandwidth efficient
   * to be able to do "clone/branch and pull/sync" style
   * development

 As the interface can still change a lot (it new software), I will not
write the missing man page immediately (so it will not be uploaded in
Debian for now). However, the experimental package can be found here:


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.10-act
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

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