Mercurial imports will end on October 5th

On the 5th of October we’ll be ending our beta of Mercurial imports in Launchpad. On that day your existing Mercurial imports will cease and you won’t be able to create new ones.

This doesn’t affect Bazaar, Git, Subversion or CVS imports.

You’re probably wondering why. During the beta, we found that not many people wanted to import Mercurial branches into Launchpad. Today there are only around forty people using the facility. It’s also fair to say that our importer wasn’t of the quality we want for Launchpad.

So, with low demand for the feature we decided to focus engineering effort elsewhere rather than continue to maintain, or fix up, a less than satisfactory feature.

I’m sorry if you currently rely on Launchpad to import code from Mercurial into Bazaar. You can, though, still use the bzr-hg plugin locally.

2 Responses to “Mercurial imports will end on October 5th”

  1. Christophe Says:

    Really sad there is no more hg import for launchpad. The truth is not there is no demand for that, but that the import didn’t work. I’ve tried to use it, I’ve always had a traceback as a response. 🙁

  2. Michel Campillo Says:

    I remember at that time, I use to import Mercurial branches into Launchpad. The plugin was great, even if sometimes it didn’t work as I would like to. It was for ERP purpose.

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