Release Notes

Features and bugfixes in our latest releases. Please see the Download page for links to source and binaries.

Note that Mercurial follows a time-based release plan with major releases every three months and minor (bugfix) releases on the first of every month (see TimeBasedReleasePlan).

{i} Be sure to read the upgrade notes when upgrading.

(See the archive for older versions)

1. Mercurial 6.7rc0 (2024-02-23)

Regularly scheduled major release. An overview of new features is available.

2. Mercurial 6.6 (2023-11-21) to 6.6.3 (2024-02-12)

Regularly scheduled major release. An overview of new features is available.

3. Mercurial 6.5 (2023-07-06) to 6.5.3 (2023-10-06)

Regularly scheduled major release. An overview of new features is available.

4. Mercurial 6.4 (2023-03-24) to 6.4.5 (2023-06-22)

Regularly scheduled (but very late) major release. An overview of new features is available.

5. Mercurial 6.3 (2022-11-14) to 6.3.3 (2023-03-02)

Regularly scheduled major release (delayed for a number of factors). An overview of new features available.

6.3.1 is an extra release following some upstream Python 3.11 breakage of how regex flags work.

6. Mercurial 6.2 (2022-07-11) to 6.2.3 (2022-10-04)

Regularly scheduled major release. An overview of new features available. This is the first Python 3 only version.

7. Mercurial 6.1 (2022-03-01) to 6.1.4 (2022-06-16)

Regularly scheduled major release. An overview of new features available. This is the last version to support Python 2.

8. Mercurial 6.0 (2021-11-23) to 6.0.3 (2022-02-18)

Regularly scheduled feature release. An overview of new features available. This is a regularly-scheduled quarterly feature release. It was delayed from the usual calendar due to the ongoing effort to make Windows support more robust, especially on Python 3.

9. Mercurial 5.9 to 5.9.3 (2021-08-20)

Regularly scheduled feature release. An overview of new features available. This is a regularly-scheduled quarterly feature release.

10. Mercurial 5.8 (2021-05-03)

Regularly scheduled feature release. An overview of new features available. This is a regularly-scheduled quarterly feature release.

11. Mercurial 5.7.1 (2021-03-08)

Regularly scheduled bug fix release.

11.1. commands

11.2. core

11.3. extensions

11.4. unsorted

12. Mercurial 5.7 (2021-01-29)

Regularly scheduled feature release. An overview of new features available. This is a regularly-scheduled quarterly feature release.

13. Mercurial 5.6.1 (2020-12-03)

Regularly scheduled bug fix release.

13.1. extensions

13.2. unsorted

14. Mercurial 5.6 (2020-11-02)

Regularly scheduled feature release. An overview of new features available. This is a regularly-scheduled quarterly feature release.

15. Mercurial 5.5.2 (2020-10-02)

Regularly scheduled bug fix release.

15.1. commands

15.2. unsorted

16. Mercurial 5.5.1 (2020-09-01)

Regularly scheduled bug fix release.

16.1. bug fixes

17. Mercurial 5.5 (2020-08-03)

Regularly scheduled feature release. An overview of new features available. This is a regularly-scheduled quarterly feature release.

18. Mercurial 5.4.2 (2020-07-01)

Regularly scheduled bug fix release.

18.1. extensions

18.2. unsorted

19. Mercurial 5.4.1 (2020-06-15)

Regularly scheduled bug fix release.

19.1. commands

19.2. core

19.3. unsorted

20. Mercurial 5.4 (2020-05-01)

Regularly scheduled feature release. An overview of new features available. This is a regularly-scheduled quarterly feature release.

21. Mercurial 5.3.2 (2020-04-02)

Regularly scheduled bug fix release.

21.1. unsorted

22. Mercurial 5.3.1 (2020-03-04)

Regularly scheduled bug fix release.

22.1. commands

22.2. extensions

22.3. unsorted

23. Mercurial 5.3 (2020-02-03)

Regularly scheduled feature release. An overview of new features available. This is a regularly-scheduled quarterly feature release.

24. Mercurial 5.2 (2019-11-05)

Regularly scheduled feature release. An overview of new features available. This is a regularly-scheduled quarterly feature release.

24.1. Backwards Compatibility Changes

* The infinitepush extension is believed to be unused, and will be deleted at

* 'hg grep' now searches working copy file contents by default. We recognize

24.2. API Changes

* 'mercurial.hg.update*' and 'mercurial.merge.update' now expect a value from

* 'mercurial.hg.updatetotally' is now more thorough about checking its

* 'mercurial.bookmarks.bmstore' no longer has a convenience method for looking

24.3. commands

24.4. core

24.5. extensions

24.6. unsorted

24.7. Behavior Changes

24.8. Internal API Changes

25. Mercurial 5.1.2 (2019-10-02)

Regularly scheduled bug fix release.

25.1. extensions

25.2. tests

26. Mercurial 5.1.1 (2019-09-05)

Regularly scheduled bug fix release.

26.1. commands

26.2. core

26.3. tests

27. Mercurial 5.1 (2019-08-01)

Regularly scheduled feature release. An overview of new features available. This is a regularly-scheduled quarterly feature release.

27.1. commands

27.2. core

27.3. extensions

27.4. unsorted

27.5. Behavior Changes

27.6. Internal API Changes

28. Mercurial 5.0.2

A regularly scheduled bugfix release.

28.1. commands

28.2. unsorted

29. Mercurial 5.0.1

A regularly scheduled bugfix release.

29.1. commands

29.2. unsorted

30. Mercurial 5.0 (2019-05-01)

An overview of new features available. This is a regularly-scheduled quarterly feature release.

31. Mercurial 4.9.1 (2019-03-19)

A regularly scheduled bugfix release, late due to vacations and similar disruptions at the regular time.

31.1. commands

31.2. extensions

31.3. unsorted

32. Mercurial 4.9 (2019-02-01)

An overview of new features available. This is a regularly-scheduled quarterly feature release that also contains security fixes.

32.1. security

It was possible to use symlinks and subrepositories to defeat Mercurial's path-checking logic and write files outside a repository. This has been fixed. Users on older versions can either disable subrepositories with [subrepos] allowed=false in their configuration or by ensuring any cloned repositories don't contain malicious symlinks.

32.2. commands

32.3. core

32.4. extensions

32.5. unsorted

32.6. Behavior Changes

32.7. Internal API Changes

33. Mercurial 4.8.2 (2019-01-07)

This is a regularly-scheduled bugfix release containing following fixes:

33.1. commands

33.2. core

33.3. extensions

33.4. unsorted

34. Mercurial 4.8.1 (2018-12-04)

A regularly scheduled bugfix release. Some security fixes are included, but all are expected to be low-risk.

34.1. commands

34.2. core

34.3. extensions

34.4. unsorted

35. Mercurial 4.8 (2018-11-02)

An overview of new features available. This is a regularly-scheduled quarterly feature release.

35.1. commands

35.2. core

35.3. extensions

35.4. hgweb

35.5. chg

35.6. unsorted

35.7. Behavior Changes

35.8. Internal API Changes

36. Mercurial 4.7.2 (2018-10-01)

This is a regularly-scheduled bugfix release containing following fixes:

36.1. security

Fix a potential out-of-bounds read in manifest parsing C code.

36.2. core

36.3. unsorted

37. Mercurial 4.7.1 (2018-09-04)

This is a regularly-scheduled bugfix release containing following fixes:

37.1. commands

37.2. core

37.3. hgweb

37.4. performance

38. Mercurial 4.7 (2018-08-01)

This is a regularly-scheduled quarterly feature release and has its own release notes page which can be found here Full release notes.

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