hgd / README.markdown


Don't use this yet.

It will probably eat your data and format your hard drive.

hgd is an experiment in creating a "daemon mode" for Mercurial, similar to Emacs' daemon mode.

The goal is to make daily Mercurial usage snappier and more responsive by avoiding the time it takes to start the Python interpreter and load all the Mercurial code.


  • Mercurial 1.7.2
  • Diesel (pip install -e git://
  • A non-shitty version of netcat (brew install netcat on OS X, PACKAGE_MANAGER install netcat-traditional on Ubuntu)


GPLv2+, just like Mercurial.