April 27, 2009, 5:30 am
Google Code, the search giant's hosting service for open source software projects, is finally getting support for a distributed version control system. Google has announced that it will be supporting Mercurial alongside its existing support for Subversion.
Distributed version control systems (DVCS) are becoming increasingly popular in the open source software community. Many large projects have already adopted a DVCS and many more are preparing to migrate. The GNOME and Perl communities have adopted Git, MySQL and Ubuntu use Bazaar, and Mozilla and Python use Mercurial.