Version Control Systems

Rank

Git vs Mercurial

  1. Many project hosting services support this system.

    84% 16%
    Git 163 out of 194 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  2. There are good hosting services for this system.

    74% 26%
    Git 146 out of 195 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  3. There is a good community around this system.

    69% 31%
    Git 145 out of 210 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  4. This system has good integration with other tools.

    65% 35%
    Git 130 out of 198 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  5. This system is good at branching.

    63% 37%
    Git 130 out of 205 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  6. This system is good for large teams.

    60% 40%
    Git 121 out of 200 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  7. This system is good at merging.

    57% 43%
    Git 122 out of 211 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  8. This system is robust against data loss.

    55% 45%
    Git 99 out of 178 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  9. This system has good tools for importing from other VCSs.

    55% 45%
    Git 103 out of 186 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  10. This system is good for dispersed teams.

    54% 46%
    Git 106 out of 196 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  11. I am familiar with this system.

    51% 49%
    Git 172 out of 336 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  12. This system is good for working offline.

    50% 50%
    Git 108 out of 213 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  13. This system is good for binary files.

    47% 53%
    Git 90 out of 170 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  14. This system has good GUI tools.

    41% 59%
    Git 106 out of 180 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  15. This system is likely to be a passing fad.

    40% 60%
    Git 104 out of 175 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  16. This system is good for small teams.

    38% 62%
    Git 129 out of 209 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  17. This system is pluggable.

    36% 64%
    Git 113 out of 177 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  18. This system is easy to administrate.

    28% 72%
    Git 141 out of 197 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  19. This system has a model which is easy to understand.

    26% 74%
    Git 154 out of 210 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  20. This system is easy to use.

    21% 79%
    Git 165 out of 211 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  21. This system is easy to learn.

    16% 84%
    Git 173 out of 206 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.