We are pleased to announce the availability of MercurialEclipse 1.6.0, the definitive Mercurial Plugin for the Eclipse IDE.

First, the greatest news. Seven months ago, HgEclipse was cloned from the original MercurialEclipse project, to offer an alternative Mercurial plugin that is focusing on enterprise needs. The two paralel projects, unfortunately, confused many Mercurial users. Following discussions with Zingo Andersen and Bastian Doetsch (leaders of the original MercurialEclipse project), HgEclipse and MercurialEclipse will officially reunite with the 1.6.0 release! The project will use the name MercurialEclipse, and its home will be at the JavaForge.com project hosting site. With the reunion, our purpose is to eliminate redundancy and confusion, further evangelize the use of Mercurial in Eclipse, and to serve the best interest of the user community.

Version Highlights

  • Full rewrite of the multi-project support, which results in incomparable performance and usability optimization for the enterprise world. Operations on huge repos, that took 10 minutes in earlier versions, now take just 10 seconds!
  • Full support for multiple Eclipse projects under one Mercurial root.
  • Better repository management: improved Clone Wizard, Repositories View and project repository settings.
  • Added first draft of the full-text history search. Now you can grep for any string in the entire repository history.
  • History View usability improvements: new bisect feature, file status decorations, highlighting for merge commits, to name a few.
  • For Windows users: Mercurial was updated to the 1.4.3 version.
  • Various performance-, usability improvements, and bug fixes in all areas.