Patching Mercurial Failed

I've just updated Mercurial to 2.7 and when I tell SourceTree to use the System Mercurial and select the correct directory, I get 'Patching Mercurial Failed":-

SourceTree requires a few small changes to Mercurial to run optimally, but applying one of these patches (hg_patch_prompting_hg1.9.diff) against your system copy failed with the error ''

SourceTree will use its internal copy of Mercurial instead.

Note: the error is empty. How do I fix this?

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Hi Chris,

Yes we don't support later versions of Mercurial yet for various reasons. We do plan on upgrading both the Git and Mercurial embedded versions, however it takes a lot of testing to make sure everything is working as expected. Our next round of major releases aren't going through a beta stage so as a result it means we won't be upgrading the embedded versions of supporting the cutting edge Mercurial version for a short while longer than expected.

This will be going higher up on our list of things to do, and hopefully we can support them in a sub-version.

I've created an issue for this here and marked it as critical:

Hope that helps

Kieran, how's this going? Mercurial is up to 2.9, with a 3.0 RC. SourceTree still ships 2.2 and can't use 2.9 as the system hg because its plugins are not compatible. If the consequence of not having a beta stage is sticking with a two year old (May 2012) dependency series, should you perhaps re-think the beta?

Hey Garth,

Sorry about this, looks like it slipped off the radar for 1.8. I'll be working on this as a minor release for 1.9 instead in the very near future. The Windows version of SourceTree already handles this so we already know how to address this.


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