Release Notes for TortoiseHg
This file contains last minute notes to users about the releases, which may not
be included in the documentation or README files included with the distribution
kits. It also contains change information, for users who are interested in
what bugs have been fixed, and what features have been added in the current
New features in 0.4
* Added user config 'tortoisehg.overlayicons' [True|False|localdisks],
to enable/disable overlay icons in selected repos. The 'localdisks'
global option disables overlay icons for repos reside on network drives.
* Changeset viewer shows 'MAR' file status and uses background threads
to load changeset diffs. File list has been moved to the left hand
* Added 'strip' and 'backout' functions to history browser.
* Two convenience functions added to Synchronize dialog: 'View Pulled
Changes', and 'Update to Tip'.
* Added support for Fetch extension to Synchronize dialog [ 1914855 ].
* Grep searches in Datamine dialog can now be interrupted.
* Recall recently committed messages in native Commit dialog
* Recall recently accessed source and destination paths in Synchronize
and Clone dialogs
* Add column for user names on annotate pages of Datamine dialog.
* Hgk ('Revision Graph') is officially replaced by TortoiseHg's
* Installer now requires admin priviledges in order to prevent an
upgrade from requiring two reboots.
* New TortoiseHg logo in About dialog, contributed by Peer Sommerlund.
* Updated Hg icon (on context menu and dialogs) to new droplet design
from Mercurial 1.0
* Several minor bugfixes and improvements.
Bug fixes in 0.4:
* TortoiseHg program groups now read 'hgproc' with hg.ico.
In earlier versions, it used 'Python' with python.ico
* Fixed random crashes on web server.
* Fixed addremove behavior in Commit dialog
* [ 1884919 ] Change Log hscroller
* [ 1925985 ] HTTP port field not effective
* [ 1914859 ] Global options should show up more often
* [ 1914550 ] Changelog: Problems with german umlaut characters
* [ 1902446 ] Commit claims file not under root while kdiff is open.
* [ 1895443 ] Overlay: ThreadingModel registry setting
* [ 1892791 ] Windows Explorer painfully slow for network drives
Changes and bug fixes since 0.4RC3:
* Activated target revision option in Synchronize window that had been
dormant so far (as reported by Doug Philips).
* Terminate all backgrounded searches in Datamine window upon exit, so
the associated Python process may terminate immediately too.
* New icons by Peer Sommerlund for configuration windows to represent
repo and user config respectively.
* Theme improvement in the Configuration windows (by Peter Ruibal).
* Detect PyGtk and Mercurial installation more accurately in Hgtk
* Removed 'square-boxes' in license window (of About window) caused by
extra form-feed characters.
Changes and bug fixes since 0.4RC2:
* Fixed traceback in tracelog, which was broken in 0.4RC2.
* Right-click to diff/visual-diff to selected changeset, which replaced
the earlier diff-to-marked function.
* Create .hgignore file automatically when initializing new repo.
* Fix traceback when users try to enable internal commit dialog with
an empty 'commit' in mercurial.ini's 'tortoisehg' section.
* Handle empty cmd.differ entries in hgrc like hg does
* Register context menu and overlay icon extension onto the Explorer's
* Fixed UTF-8 encoding errors in hgcmd and several error message dialogs.
* New transparent TortoiseHg logo in About dialog, again by Peer Sommerlund.
* New 32x32 icons for dialogs to provide nicer icons when navigating
through the applications with Alt-Tab on Windows.
* Minor improvement/fixes on hgtk to simplify installation on *nix systems.
Changes and bug fixes since 0.4RC1:
* Added buttons to stop command execution in Synchronize, Recovery,
as well as any dialogs that use hgcmd dialog, including Update and
* Show progress on status bar when updating changeset viewer.
* Support Mercurial's HGENCODING environment variable.
* [ Feature 1944469 ] Save and recall pull-update option in Synchronize
dialog across sessions.
* [ Bug 1939794 ] Unable to Merge changes with builtin commit UI.
* [ Bug 1941545 ] Clone log window doesn't scroll.
* [ Bug 1943382 ] hgproc.bat not executable without "installer"
* [ Bug 1941368 ] Configure Repository "Test" button results broken.
* [ Bug 1939911 ] Modal Dialogs aren't staying on top on application switch
* [ Bug 1941376 ] hgtk with no parameters gives no help.
* [ Bug 1937966 ] Changelog: utf8 messages handled incorrectly
* [ Bug 1942777 ] National characters are not handled correctly.
Fixes in Mercurial since 0.3:
* qimport fixed on Windows
* new built-in filemerge system replaces hgmerge patches
* many fixes for keyword extension
* new -U (context lines) argument for diff and qdiff commands
New features in 0.3
* Major improvements to changelog browser. It is now good enough to
deprecate both hgk and hgview. Neither are bundled with the 0.3
binary installer, but both can be added by the user if they wish.
Support for external revision log viewers will be dropped in 0.4.
* The new changelog browser supports filtering by file pattern,
keywords, dates, and branches. It is capable of graphing both the
repository changelog and individual filelogs. Changeset coloring by
author is optional (tortoisehg.authorcolor). All changeset graphing
is done incrementally in batches (tortoisehg.graphlimit: 500)
* New DataMine application for searching history (hg grep) and
inspecting file histories (hg annotate). This new application is
tabbed to facilitate debugging sessions where search results and
annotations can be grouped together for easy cross-reference.
* New changeset browser, supports multiple parents intrinsically and
supports a number of file-revision features (view at revision, save
at revision, annotate at revision, revert to revision, etc). The
new changeset browser is also integrated into the changelog browser.
* Standardized window layouts. Close buttons have been moved to the
toolbar. Dialogs that use progress bars now use a standard status
bar/progress bar widget. Tooltips have been added.
* Hgtk wrapper application for launching TortoiseHg dialogs from the
* Support for an external visual editor: tortoisehg.editor. Takes
precedence over ui.editor when viewing files with TortoiseHg
* Performance improvements in Mercurial itself (cset 0973501e5f4a)
* New installer bitmap from Peer Sommerlund
* Misc: The Synchronize dialog has been improved. The Web Serve
dialog no longer requires a subprocess to run the web server. The
configuration dialog has a number of bug fixes for the paths tab,
and now has separators in the drop-down boxes for the varying value
types (current, suggested, history). Http authentication has been
fixed. The hg integration library has seen major cleanups.
Bug Fixes in 0.3:
* [ 1863086 ] "Revision Graph" fail on UNC path
Fixed by removing hgk from base install. Integrated log viewer
is UNC path safe.
* [ 1851395 ] Total Commander problem
* [ 1882074 ] global name 'p' is not defined
* [ 1854443 ] View changelog fails
New features in 0.2
* Gtools has been integrated into TortoiseHg proper. It is no longer
bundled as a Mercurial extension. The graphlog extension is now enabled
again by default (only usable from the CLI, however).
* Context menu icons, application window icons. The context menu has been
* The changelog browser has a number of new features (filters and context
menu options). The tag browser and changelog tagging features have been
merged into this tool.
* Hgview is now the default history viewer, hgk is being deprecated.
* An email dialog for interfacing with the patchbomb extension. It can be
reached from the synchronize dialog and from the changelog browser.
* A new configuration tool (replacing hg-config dialogs) that allows you
to configure TortoiseHg and Mercurial.
* Most dialogs now use HgThread and GtkUI to run hg commands. These
classes run the command in a background thread and provide GUI prompts
for when user interaction is necessary (http web auth, etc). For some
commands, it also provides a progress bar.
* A preview of the new Mercurial merge back end. The python hgmerge.py
script is being integrated into Mercurial, and this installer has a
preview of how that will work. You need to unset any ui.merge in your
Mercurial.ini file in order for it to work properly. If you don't
configure anything it will use simplemerge to automatically perform
merges. If conflicts are found it falls back to kdiff3 to resolve
* Slight improvement on speed of overlay icons display.
* A new 'about' dialog.
Bugs fixed in 0.2
* [SF Bug #1851395] Overlay icons and context menus are no longer
restricted to MS-Explorer. So other file managers, such as Total
Commander, should be supported.
* [SF Bug #1844722] Users can now create repositories inside repository
via the context menu.
Changes since 0.2rc1
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