How to use MercurialEclipse plugin

The MercurialEclipse plugin brings support for Mercurial to Eclipse.

  • To install it, go to Help -> Install New Software and add the URL:

  • I usually manage Mercurial from the shell. To enable Mercurial support for an existing project that is placed in a Mercurial repository is easy. Click on the project in Project Explorer, choose Team -> Share Project. Click on Mercurial and click Next. Choose Use existing repository in parent directory. Check if the path in Selected Repository is correct. Click Finish.

  • When Mercurial support is working, you can see that the directories and files shown in Project Explorer have icon overlays that indicate their modified or committed status.

  • Almost all the Mercurial operations can be accessed by clicking on the project or file in Project Explorer and choosing Team. Its a bit confusing that this is not named something appropriate like Mercurial or Hg or even version control.

  • To view the history log of the project, choose Team -> Show History. The History window is shown at the bottom of Eclipse. To enable viewing the graph of changes, click on the Show Parent History button in this window.

  • To view the uncommitted changes of a file as a side-by-side diff with its parent revision, click on the file and choose Compare With.

  • Other basic operations of this plugin are described in this page.

Tried with: MercurialEclipse 2.1.0, Eclipse Luna 4.4.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

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