Mercurial [L1 ] is a distributed revision control system with some similarity to git. It is written mostly in Python but can use a Tk viewer hgk to show the branching and patchset information. hgk is closely related to the git viewer gitk.

Mercurial works well on both unix and Windows and has a significantly smaller command set than git which makes it a lot easier to learn to use.

PT has some notes on mirroring the Tcl and Tk CVS repositories via Mercurial [L2 ]

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