Version Control Systems

Rank

Git vs Mercurial

  1. Many project hosting services support this system.

    82% 18%
    Git 172 out of 208 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  2. There are good hosting services for this system.

    74% 26%
    Git 158 out of 211 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  3. There is a good community around this system.

    68% 32%
    Git 154 out of 225 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  4. This system has good integration with other tools.

    64% 36%
    Git 138 out of 214 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  5. This system is good at branching.

    62% 38%
    Git 138 out of 220 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  6. This system is good for large teams.

    60% 40%
    Git 131 out of 216 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  7. This system is good at merging.

    57% 43%
    Git 130 out of 227 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  8. This system has good tools for importing from other VCSs.

    55% 45%
    Git 112 out of 202 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  9. This system is robust against data loss.

    54% 46%
    Git 105 out of 194 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  10. This system is good for dispersed teams.

    52% 48%
    Git 112 out of 212 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  11. I am familiar with this system.

    51% 49%
    Git 187 out of 360 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  12. This system is good for working offline.

    49% 51%
    Git 115 out of 229 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  13. This system is good for binary files.

    47% 53%
    Git 97 out of 185 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  14. This system has good GUI tools.

    41% 59%
    Git 114 out of 196 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  15. This system is likely to be a passing fad.

    39% 61%
    Git 113 out of 186 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  16. This system is good for small teams.

    37% 63%
    Git 139 out of 224 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  17. This system is pluggable.

    37% 63%
    Git 119 out of 190 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  18. This system is easy to administrate.

    28% 72%
    Git 152 out of 214 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  19. This system has a model which is easy to understand.

    27% 73%
    Git 164 out of 225 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  20. This system is easy to use.

    22% 78%
    Git 176 out of 227 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  21. This system is easy to learn.

    17% 83%
    Git 182 out of 221 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.