Version Control Systems

Rank

Git vs Mercurial

  1. Many project hosting services support this system.

    82% 18%
    Git 175 out of 211 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  2. There are good hosting services for this system.

    74% 26%
    Git 161 out of 215 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  3. There is a good community around this system.

    68% 32%
    Git 156 out of 228 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  4. This system has good integration with other tools.

    64% 36%
    Git 141 out of 218 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  5. This system is good at branching.

    63% 37%
    Git 142 out of 224 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  6. This system is good for large teams.

    60% 40%
    Git 134 out of 220 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  7. This system is good at merging.

    57% 43%
    Git 132 out of 231 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  8. This system has good tools for importing from other VCSs.

    55% 45%
    Git 114 out of 205 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  9. This system is robust against data loss.

    53% 47%
    Git 107 out of 199 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  10. This system is good for dispersed teams.

    53% 47%
    Git 116 out of 216 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  11. I am familiar with this system.

    52% 48%
    Git 196 out of 374 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  12. This system is good for working offline.

    50% 50%
    Git 119 out of 235 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  13. This system is good for binary files.

    47% 53%
    Git 99 out of 188 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  14. This system has good GUI tools.

    42% 58%
    Git 116 out of 201 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  15. This system is likely to be a passing fad.

    39% 61%
    Git 115 out of 190 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  16. This system is good for small teams.

    38% 62%
    Git 141 out of 228 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  17. This system is pluggable.

    37% 63%
    Git 121 out of 195 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  18. This system is easy to administrate.

    29% 71%
    Git 154 out of 219 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  19. This system has a model which is easy to understand.

    26% 74%
    Git 168 out of 229 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  20. This system is easy to use.

    22% 78%
    Git 179 out of 231 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  21. This system is easy to learn.

    17% 83%
    Git 186 out of 226 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.