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Hi! I've studied cryptography at University of Aarhus in Denmark. I now like in Zurich, Switzerland. I mostly work with Python, but also like functional languages like Haskell a lot. I became involved in the Mercurial project in 2008. I work at Rackspace in Zurich since 2013.

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May
7
comment hg status with multiple remotes
Yes, exactly, hg incoming shows what the next hg pull would bring down (and hg outgoing shows what hg push would send).
May
7
comment hg status with multiple remotes
Notice the big difference between comparing files and looking at changesets. The hg outgoing command is showing you changesets, and will thus by definition only care about committed files.
Feb
14
comment Mercurial What is Wrong with this command?
@PiotrDobrogost: It's a little implicit now, yes. Maybe you could submit a patch with better help strings for the options? Please see mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/ContributingChanges.
Mar
16
comment How to deploy only select files through BitBucket
@AaronM: thanks, better late than never :-)
May
11
comment View old command output from a closed terminal
I'm a Linux user and there I agree completely — but I just learned that the Terminal app in Mac OS will save the scrollback buffer when you quit it.
Mar
27
comment What port(s) etc. need to be open on a firewall to allow successful operation with BitBucket
@RichardJFoster: No problem, glad you got it solved! Now we have the ports documented here for further reference.
Mar
8
comment How to make Mercurial find updated version of Python?
Python 2.6 is required to check the SSL certificates. I'm a bit surprised it aborts, but you can try with hg push --insecure to let Mercurial know that you cannot verify the certificates with your Python. I think you can also configure a host fingerprint, see the wiki page.
Mar
1
comment How to make Mercurial find updated version of Python?
You only need Python 2.4 to run any version of Mercurial, even Mercurial 2.1. Are you trying to use Python 2.6 to get better support for verifying SSL certificates?
Jan
29
comment How to deploy only select files through BitBucket
@slhck: right, I didn't think of that. He was online on Stack Overflow yesterday, though, so maybe he sees the message while browsing there.
Jan
29
comment How to deploy only select files through BitBucket
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Dec
26
comment hg clone has stopped working on my Vista box
@alexandrul: okay, it's good to hear that. So I guess upgrading is the answer here.
Dec
25
comment hg clone has stopped working on my Vista box
Have you been able to fix this in the mean time? If so, then please provide an answer below. @alexandrul: did you try asking on the Mercurial mailinglist: mercurial@selenic.com?
Dec
21
comment How to add an empty folder in a Mercurial project?
Yes, that is indeed the correct solution: Mercurial is only keeping track of files, not directories. Another solution is to create the empty directories when you deploy your software.