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We’re just getting started with SourceTree – via: SourceTree Blog @brwynant

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/03/03

I am one of the many people complaining about recent SourceTree stability and usability.Issues are not limited to the Windows 1.6.x versions, but since I do most development work on Windows, I wrote Downgrading to SourceTree 1.5.x from 1.6.x, but keeping up with the youngest embedded Git and Mercurial.

This post by Mike Minns (Twitter @brwynant) got my attention: We’re just getting started with SourceTree | SourceTree Blog.

But in order to work with 1.6.x, I’d really love an option to install the 1.6.x versions next to 1.5.x.

Two reasons:

  • It will take time to trust 1.6.x versions again
  • It is a bit cumbersome to do the 1.5.x downgrade

So Mike, if you read is and can make this possible, please get in touch (and if you ever visit the Amsterdam Atlassian office again, lets grab a beer somewhere).

–jeroen

Posted in Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, Mercurial/Hg, Source Code Management, SourceTree | Leave a Comment »

Some links to version control system popularity articles and graphs (GIT, HG, SVN, etc)

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/03/02

So I won’t forget:

–jeroen

Posted in CVS, Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, Mercurial/Hg, Software Development, Source Code Management, Subversion/SVN, TFS (Team Foundation System) | Leave a Comment »

Downgrading to SourceTree 1.5.x from 1.6.x, but keeping up with the youngest embedded Git and Mercurial

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/15

Hopefully it is not a coincidence that Steve Streeting left the SourceTree team four years after the first SourceTree release and shortly after the first release of SourceTree 1.6. version, but the SourceTree 1.6.x versions suck: it often hangs and is (often extremely) slow. This apart from numerous NullReferenceExceptions. I find this odd, as 1.5.x is far more stable in that respect, hence my hope it is not about Steve Streeting.

Even though many people complained about 1.6.x. being bad (read the comments on the release page), and quite a few ask for a way to downgrade, a downgrade option isn’t provided there.

A SourceTree downgrade itself is not that difficult. Ensuring the embedded versions of Git and Mercurial/Hg are up to date is more difficult. Getting that right is especially important on Windows: hgflow works much better with the embedded Mercurial/Hg. More importantly: both Git and Mercurial/Hg recently had a very nasty security issue.

So here are steps on how to downgrade, then upgrade the embedded versions of Git and Mercurial.

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Posted in Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, Mercurial/Hg, Power User, Software Development, Source Code Management, SourceTree, Windows | 6 Comments »

Moving away from StarTeam is not so easy….

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/12/11

One of the long term todo list things is moving a very old project away from StarTeam 5..

Some links I found. Not promising…

–jeroen

Posted in Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, Source Code Management, StarTeam, Subversion/SVN | 4 Comments »

Moving a Subversion/SVN including history to Mercurial/HG using TortoiseHG or HG command-line tools

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/11/17

This blog entry shows how I moved my BeSharp.net repository from SVN at BeSharp.codeplex.com to

I develop most of my software using Windows, so if you want to perform the steps below (except TortoiseHG) on a *nix or Mac machine, you have to do some backslash to slash replacement, and find out where the mercurial settings file is stored.

The rest is pretty much the same.

Note the aim was to do a one time conversion. If you want to use both SVN and HG at the same time, then HgSubVersion definitely worth looking at.

Step zero: enable the convert extension (once per client machine)

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Posted in Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, Mercurial/Hg, Power User, Software Development, Source Code Management, Subversion/SVN, Windows | Leave a Comment »

 
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