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Pylons based replacement for hgwebdir

Fully customizable, with authentication, permissions. Based on vcs library.


  • has it's own middleware to handle mercurial protocol request each request can be logged and authenticated + threaded performance unlikely to hgweb
  • mako templates let's you cusmotize look and feel of appplication.
  • diffs annotations and source code all colored by pygments.
  • mercurial branch graph
  • admin interface for performing user/permission managments as well as repository managment
  • setup project descriptions and info inside built in db for easy, non file-system operations
  • added cache with invalidation on push/repo managment for high performance and always upto date data.
  • rss /atom feed customizable
  • future support for git
  • based on pylons 1.0 / sqlalchemy 0.6


  • full permissions per project
  • git support (when vcs can handle it)


This software is still in beta mode. I don't guarantee that it'll work.


  • create new virtualenv and activate it
  • download hg app and run python install
  • goto build/ directory
  • goto pylons_app/lib and run python it should create all needed tables and an admin account.
  • edit file repositories.config and change the [paths] where you keep your mercurial repositories, remember about permissions for accessing this dir by hg app.
  • run paster serve development.ini the app should be available at the
  • use admin account you created to login.