Mercurial is a free distributed revision control system. It focuses on conceptual simplicity, robustness, and high performance. Well-known open source projects that use Mercurial include OpenSolaris, Xen, and One Laptop Per Child.This talk presents some of the advantages of using Mercurial to manage large, fast-moving projects.
Video gives a brief overview of the techniques used to achieve, in Python, a level of performance that outshines most other revision control systems. Finally, it introduces some novel revision control techniques that take advantage of Mercurial's extensibility and high performance.