Version Control Systems

Rank

Git vs Mercurial

  1. Many project hosting services support this system.

    83% 17%
    Git 163 out of 196 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  2. There are good hosting services for this system.

    74% 26%
    Git 147 out of 197 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  3. There is a good community around this system.

    68% 32%
    Git 146 out of 212 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  4. This system has good integration with other tools.

    65% 35%
    Git 130 out of 200 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  5. This system is good at branching.

    63% 37%
    Git 131 out of 207 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  6. This system is good for large teams.

    59% 41%
    Git 121 out of 202 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  7. This system is good at merging.

    57% 43%
    Git 123 out of 213 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  8. This system has good tools for importing from other VCSs.

    55% 45%
    Git 104 out of 188 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  9. This system is robust against data loss.

    55% 45%
    Git 99 out of 180 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  10. This system is good for dispersed teams.

    53% 47%
    Git 106 out of 198 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  11. I am familiar with this system.

    51% 49%
    Git 173 out of 339 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  12. This system is good for working offline.

    50% 50%
    Git 108 out of 215 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  13. This system is good for binary files.

    47% 53%
    Git 91 out of 172 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  14. This system has good GUI tools.

    41% 59%
    Git 107 out of 182 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  15. This system is likely to be a passing fad.

    40% 60%
    Git 106 out of 177 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  16. This system is good for small teams.

    37% 63%
    Git 131 out of 211 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  17. This system is pluggable.

    35% 65%
    Git 115 out of 179 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  18. This system is easy to administrate.

    28% 72%
    Git 142 out of 199 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  19. This system has a model which is easy to understand.

    26% 74%
    Git 156 out of 212 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  20. This system is easy to use.

    21% 79%
    Git 167 out of 213 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  21. This system is easy to learn.

    15% 85%
    Git 174 out of 207 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.