MacHg 1.0.0 Beta Released!!

I am extremely happy to announce that much work has happened on MacHg in the last 4 months. In fact after the 25 previously shipped versions of MacHg I have released, I am just about ready to launch a very complete version 1.0. (This corresponds to the original complete feature set I considered to be a mature and very complete client.)

There have been many, many changes in these last months. However, the major changes can be grouped into the following categories:

  • Major work on the sidebar (MacHg now supports repository grouping for sub repositories and sub repository support, multiple selection dragging, deleting, badge counts, moving, and copying to other documents.)
  • File outline views, and flat file table outline views, in addition to the browser view. (This was a much requested feature.)
  • In product, sub-line, side-by-side and unified differences. (Another highly requested feature.)
  • Hunk level commit selection when committing or amending a commit. (Another frequently requested feature.)
  • Revamping the menu layout, adding better support tags, bookmarks and branches, etc.
  • Added a new AlterDetails sheet to allow easily changing commit messages / commit authors / commit times.
  • Refactored the GUI to more uniformly use my own concertina views.
  • Removed dependence on BWToolkit for compatibility with newer versions of XCode.
  • Many, many bug fixes, additions and improvements.

If you use MacHg could you download this version and give me feedback on it. I am looking for show-stoppers and new things that crop up as a result of these changes. I should be releasing MacHg 1.0 in maybe a week’s time… During this next weekend I will be adding the documentation for the new features and recording screen casts on new functionality, etc.

You can download the beta version of MacHg here:

Thanks, Jason


  1. Floky Said,

    March 10, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    Great news Jason! I’m a big fan of your Mercurial GUi Client! I think it really has the potential to be one of the best free solutions on the Mac OS platform. I’ve donated a humble amount to support this software and I’ve also posted about it on this forum:

    As you I am also developing a free software solution and I know the amount of work and time that goes into something like this. I will further spread the word about this very nice piece of software and I will also return with another donation.

    Keep up the awesome work my friend! You’re not alone!

  2. Mike Said,

    June 29, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    Just love MacHg. Awesome work! Keep it up! If you need some design work, just ask. If I got time, i’ll gladly help you out.


  3. Mike Said,

    August 28, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    Hey Jason. Whats up with the developement of MacHG? If you need help for the Website i’ll be glad to help you out. Just drop me a note.

  4. Angus Said,

    October 30, 2012 @ 12:11 am

    Hi Jason … How’s it going with HgMac 1.0? Haven’t heard anything since March. Should I be running it or stick with 0.9.25?

  5. jason Said,

    June 18, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    A quick note to say, basically, everyone should be running that Beta. It is much improved over version 0.9.25…

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