revive hg tags

Andrew Hughes gnu.andrew at
Wed Mar 19 14:54:57 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 1:10 PM, Radim Kolar <hsn at> wrote:
> > i am new to hg here is what it did to fetch repo:
> >
> > Mercurial Distributed SCM (version 2.9.1)
> > (hsn at sanatana:pts/2):/tmp% hg clone
> >
> > i checked out wrong repo?
> Oops, I get it now. Yes. The 2.4.x releases live in
> <>.

Yeah, this is also true of the later 1.x releases; at a certain point, they
are forked into their own repository (e.g. icedtea-2.x-branchpoint) and then
HEAD (the repository you checked out) becomes the next 2.(x + 1) release, while
2.x.y releases occur on the branch.

What is it you're looking for? For releases, we provide tarballs so you don't
need to check out the repositories unless you intend to submit a patch for a later
Andrew :)

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