I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand it’s nice to have competition among different DVCS, but at the same time I strongly prefer Git.
Especially with branching, Git just works how I expect and does what I want to do. I always feel like I’m working against Mercurial.
Is killing hg support on their cloud offering next?
Definitely not :-) We’re actually investing in Mercurial and I’ve written a blog post on adding some new features to Bitbucket Cloud:
Welcome to lobste.rs :) You might want to request a hat.
I work for Atlassian. We have developers working on Mercurial features for Bitbucket Cloud. Here’s an example from a couple of weeks ago:
I like how I both created that issue and then subsequently fixed it :-)
Is that not a standard practice at Atlassian? If so, I’d love to hear more!
He created the issue before he was hired :)
Ah! That makes sense. Thanks.
That’s disappointing. But, I have been in the process of converting hg repos to git of late.
I’d recommend looking at RhodeCode which supports Both HG and Mercurial (and SVN too).
It’s feature ready, and mature enough to replace BB Server on premises.