Version Control Systems

Rank

Git vs Mercurial

  1. Many project hosting services support this system.

    83% 17%
    Git 95 out of 114 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  2. There are good hosting services for this system.

    73% 27%
    Git 86 out of 117 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  3. There is a good community around this system.

    64% 36%
    Git 80 out of 124 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  4. This system is good at branching.

    58% 42%
    Git 70 out of 119 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  5. This system has good integration with other tools.

    57% 43%
    Git 70 out of 121 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  6. This system has good tools for importing from other VCSs.

    54% 46%
    Git 61 out of 112 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  7. This system is good at merging.

    53% 47%
    Git 67 out of 126 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  8. This system is good for large teams.

    52% 48%
    Git 62 out of 118 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  9. This system is robust against data loss.

    52% 48%
    Git 56 out of 107 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  10. I am familiar with this system.

    49% 51%
    Git 112 out of 221 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  11. This system is good for dispersed teams.

    44% 56%
    Git 64 out of 116 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  12. This system is good for binary files.

    43% 57%
    Git 58 out of 102 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  13. This system is likely to be a passing fad.

    42% 58%
    Git 58 out of 101 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  14. This system is good for working offline.

    41% 59%
    Git 76 out of 129 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  15. This system has good GUI tools.

    34% 66%
    Git 69 out of 105 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  16. This system is pluggable.

    31% 69%
    Git 72 out of 105 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  17. This system is good for small teams.

    30% 70%
    Git 86 out of 123 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  18. This system has a model which is easy to understand.

    23% 77%
    Git 99 out of 129 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  19. This system is easy to administrate.

    21% 79%
    Git 93 out of 118 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  20. This system is easy to use.

    16% 84%
    Git 105 out of 125 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  21. This system is easy to learn.

    11% 89%
    Git 112 out of 127 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.