== Timoteo Ponce's blog ==

Bitbucket and Mercurial

tools mercurial git

It has been recently announced that Bitbucket will be leaving Mercurial support in 2020 [1], defaulting to Git from then on.

A lot of things come to mind when reading the announcement, mostly because Mercurial has been my first distributed revision control system or at least the first one I understood. It's fairly simple to use, concise and with a simple interface, but sadly has fallen in popularity.

Git has won in other fields where popularity is more important that correctness and simplicity. If I would go back in time and choose between Git and Mercurial, I would still choose Mercurial, it's still a great tool.

[1] https://bitbucket.org/blog/sunsetting-mercurial-support-in-bitbucket