OpenOffice.org development switches to Mercurial – GullFOSS
I’m very pleased to announce, that after five months of piloting, implementation and and testing, we are finally ready to switch OpenOffice.org development to Mercurial (hg) as our SCM (Source Code Management) tool.
Mercurial is a modern and flexible distributed SCM tool with the fast and convenient merging capability which is so required for OOo development.
We have chosen Mercurial out of the three major open source DSCM tools available (Git, Bazaar and Mercurial) because we believe that its combination of ease of use, flexibility and performance fits best with the overall OOo needs. We are well aware that a slightly different emphasis on the selection criteria might well have led to a choice of Git or Bazaar, which are both very capable DSCMs as well.