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Mercurial Fellowship status for June

Thu, 15 Jul 2010 17:53 by mpm in mercurial (link)

As I announced back in April, I’ve been putting together funding to work on Mercurial development and project leadership full-time for the next year without the usual distractions like finding support clients or working on embedded Linux products. That’s more or less come together, and I started working at the beginning of June. You can see most of my awesome sponsors here though there’s still one big one that the paperwork isn’t finished with yet that I’ll hopefully be announcing shortly.

Meanwhile, our project’s nonprofit home, the Software Freedom Conservancy has asked that I post some monthly status reports to give some visibility into what it is I actually do. So here’s a quick summary of what I did in June:

  • 1.5.4 release
  • 1.6 release code freeze
  • reviewed and merged 144 changesets
  • authored 61 changesets
  • introduced two major features (pushable bookmarks and revsets)
  • numerous bug fixes and other improvements
  • some wiki improvements (like the Trust page)
  • 5 weekly meetings with our GSoC students and related mentoring
  • 123 messages to the mercurial-devel list (out of 929)
  • 65 to the main list (out of 909)
  • 3 blog posts
  • daily “office hours” for developers and users on IRC
  • a Mercurial live video interview on FLOSS Weekly

The 1.6 release of course came out right on time on July 1st, and I’m pretty pleased with it.


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  2. Amazing effort! Congratulations 🙂

    Comment by Mina R Waheeb — Fri, 16 Jul 2010 @ 03:47

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