Frequently Asked Questions
Mercurial (abbreviated Hg) is an open source, distributed version control system.
Mercurial is dedicated to speed and efficiency with a sane user interface. Mercurial offers you the power and speed to efficiently handle projects of any size and kind. Every clone contains the whole project history, so committing, branching, tagging and merging are local operations which makes them fast and convenient. You can use a multitude of workflows and easily enhance its functionality with extensions. (from the Mercurial website)
For more information about Mercurial, please see: http://mercurial.selenic.com/.