Version Control Systems

Rank

Git vs Mercurial

  1. Many project hosting services support this system.

    83% 17%
    Git 161 out of 192 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  2. There are good hosting services for this system.

    74% 26%
    Git 145 out of 194 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  3. There is a good community around this system.

    68% 32%
    Git 144 out of 209 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  4. This system has good integration with other tools.

    65% 35%
    Git 129 out of 197 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  5. This system is good at branching.

    63% 37%
    Git 129 out of 204 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  6. This system is good for large teams.

    60% 40%
    Git 120 out of 199 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  7. This system is good at merging.

    57% 43%
    Git 121 out of 210 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  8. This system is robust against data loss.

    55% 45%
    Git 98 out of 177 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  9. This system has good tools for importing from other VCSs.

    54% 46%
    Git 101 out of 184 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  10. This system is good for dispersed teams.

    54% 46%
    Git 105 out of 194 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  11. I am familiar with this system.

    51% 49%
    Git 171 out of 334 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  12. This system is good for working offline.

    50% 50%
    Git 108 out of 212 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  13. This system is good for binary files.

    46% 54%
    Git 90 out of 169 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  14. This system has good GUI tools.

    40% 60%
    Git 106 out of 179 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  15. This system is likely to be a passing fad.

    40% 60%
    Git 103 out of 173 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  16. This system is good for small teams.

    38% 62%
    Git 128 out of 207 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  17. This system is pluggable.

    36% 64%
    Git 112 out of 176 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  18. This system is easy to administrate.

    28% 72%
    Git 140 out of 196 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  19. This system has a model which is easy to understand.

    26% 74%
    Git 153 out of 209 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  20. This system is easy to use.

    21% 79%
    Git 164 out of 210 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  21. This system is easy to learn.

    16% 84%
    Git 172 out of 205 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial

What's going on here?

The absolute rankings are interesting for large scale comparisons but when you want to know about two specific languages it's much more informative to look at how the two fare when they go directly head to head.

Here are all the statements which we've got enough comparisons between Git and Mercurial to be meaningful and which of the two our users picked.

The order in which we're presenting them is a little arbitrary (sorry), but we've tried to put the things which they're both good at first so as to give you the most interesting picture of it.