Thursday, 7 October 2010

Using mercurial_keyring extension with Mercurial on Windows


TortoiseHg ships with the mercurial_keyring extension, along with Python Keyring Lib that provides Win32CryptoKeyring for Windows 2k+, allowing secure password storage.

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Sunday, 16 May 2010

Mercurial pager with color support on Windows


Tested with Mercurial 1.5.3, 1.5.4 and 1.6 on:

  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 x86
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

Unfortunately, the pager extension is a little broken on Windows, as described in issue 1677 on Mercurial issue tracker, so I have modified it to use a temporary file for storing the commands output, and then call the pager with the temporary file as a command line parameter. You can find the source code on Bitbucket and CodePlex.

My favorite pager on Windows is less.exe, which works just fine with the ANSI codes generated from the Mercurial color extension:

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Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Install Hudson as a Windows service


Tested with Hudson 1.356 on:

  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 x86
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

First, follow the Hudson wiki: Installing Hudson as a Windows service. The resulting service is named hudson, and is running under the Local system account.

Next, create a new local user named hudson-user (or any other name you like), which will be used in the next steps:

  • alter the hudson service properties to log on as hudson-user
  • grant Full control permissions for hudson-user on %HUDSON_HOME% folder

In order to be able to restart Hudson service from the web interface, SubInACL will be used to grant hudson-user the Start Service and Stop Service permission ACEs:

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TortoiseHg custom fonts


On a fresh install on my PC, TortoiseHg repository explorer looks like this:


The fonts used on the blue regions can be changed as described on the TortoiseHg Frequently Asked Questions page:

# font used in changeset viewer and commit log text
fontcomment = Tahoma 8
# font used for diffs in status and commit tools
fontdiff = Courier New 10
# font used in file lists in status and commit tools
fontlist = Tahoma 8
# font used in command output window
fontlog = Courier New 10

However, the only way I could find to change the font used to display the revision ID is to alter the monospace alias in {TortoiseHg folder}\gtk\etc\pango\pango.aliases:

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Bash prompt with Git branch and status


Based on Gunnar Wolf’s .bashrc, I have customized my .bash_profile to show exit status, bare repositories, and outside work tree cases:




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Sunday, 24 January 2010

DVCS resources

Mercurial resources


Source code / binaries / GUI

Setting up Mercurial servers on IIS

Setting up Mercurial servers on Nginx

Setting up Mercurial servers on Apache

Setting up Mercurial servers

Remote repositories

Mercurial - Visual Studio integration

Mercurial - Git integration

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Tuesday, 3 November 2009

ASP.NET MVC resources


Guides, best practices

ASP.NET Webforms and ASP.NET MVC side by side

Dev stack


Dependency injection

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Monday, 12 October 2009

Git instaweb using mongoose and msysGit



Mongoose setup

Rename mongoose-2.8.exe to mongoose4instagit.exe and place it in any folder at your choice, in my case: k:devtoolsmongoosemongoose4instagit.exe

Gitweb setup

In a msysGit shell run the following commands to build gitweb.cgi in case it’s not already present (like after running make clean in /git folder):

cd /git
make gitweb/gitweb.cgi

Next, extract archive content, and copy the content of the lib subfolder to /lib/perl5/site_perl, keeping the folder structure:
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Sunday, 20 September 2009

Git on Windows with msysGit


The article is based on Install MSysGit wiki page from the msysGit website, and you could also read Updating MSysGit.

For best results use one of the following Git versions:

  • Git - recommended
  • Git
  • Git
  • Git


Setting up Git

First unpack msysGit installer to your desired location (7-Zip works just fine). In my case, the location is K:devtoolsmsysGit. Also, this folder is the root folder inside the msysGit shell, and would be the reference for the rest of the tutorial.

In the K:devtoolsmsysGitgit folder you will find the Git source code provided with the installer. Delete all the files and folders inside it, and then unpack in the same folder the source code of your desired git version.

Final step would be running K:devtoolsmsysGitmsys.bat, which will compile and install git, and leave you to a shell prompt.

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