Version Control Systems

Rank

Git vs Mercurial

  1. Many project hosting services support this system.

    82% 18%
    Git 173 out of 209 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  2. There are good hosting services for this system.

    74% 26%
    Git 159 out of 213 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  3. There is a good community around this system.

    68% 32%
    Git 155 out of 226 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  4. This system has good integration with other tools.

    64% 36%
    Git 139 out of 216 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  5. This system is good at branching.

    63% 37%
    Git 140 out of 222 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  6. This system is good for large teams.

    61% 39%
    Git 133 out of 218 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  7. This system is good at merging.

    57% 43%
    Git 131 out of 229 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  8. This system has good tools for importing from other VCSs.

    55% 45%
    Git 113 out of 203 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  9. This system is robust against data loss.

    53% 47%
    Git 106 out of 197 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  10. This system is good for dispersed teams.

    53% 47%
    Git 114 out of 214 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  11. I am familiar with this system.

    52% 48%
    Git 195 out of 371 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  12. This system is good for working offline.

    50% 50%
    Git 118 out of 233 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  13. This system is good for binary files.

    47% 53%
    Git 97 out of 186 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  14. This system has good GUI tools.

    42% 58%
    Git 114 out of 199 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  15. This system is likely to be a passing fad.

    39% 61%
    Git 114 out of 188 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  16. This system is good for small teams.

    38% 62%
    Git 139 out of 226 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  17. This system is pluggable.

    37% 63%
    Git 121 out of 193 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  18. This system is easy to administrate.

    29% 71%
    Git 153 out of 217 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  19. This system has a model which is easy to understand.

    26% 74%
    Git 166 out of 227 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  20. This system is easy to use.

    22% 78%
    Git 177 out of 229 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  21. This system is easy to learn.

    17% 83%
    Git 184 out of 224 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.