February 11, 2015 •

HgLab, a behind-the-firewall self-hosted Mercurial server, source control management system and code collaboration platform, has been updated to version 1.8. Among other things, this update adds support for Largefiles extension.

Largefiles Extension

Support for Largefiles extension has been one of the most requested features for HgLab. From now on, HgLab can become your centralized store for large, non-compressible, non-diffable files. Just check the checkbox during repository creation and you’ll be all set.

Adding Repositories to HgLab

Now, client-side Largefiles extension offers a several configuration options, and wouldn’t it be nice if you could enforce unified configuration for all clients? This can be achieved with ProjRc Extension, which is also supported by HgLab: add these settings to configuration options to be transferred to clients and you’ll be all set:

minsize = 2 # Add all files of over 2 Mb as largefiles
patterns = *.jpg *.{png,bmp} # These files will always be tracked as largefiles


With links, you can – yup, that’s right – link your repositories to whatever external content that matters to you and your team. It’s just a matter of specifying a custom regular expression and a replacement URL – and your commit messages and discussions will be automatically linked to wherever you want them to be linked to.

Add Link Dialog

Head over to the HgLab Documentation to find out more.


This release also features a revamped Activity Stream engine, which is not very visible from the outside, but which lays a foundation for upcoming Issues and Merge Requests. One notable change is that now you’ll be receiving email notifications for all updates to Project Wikis.

HgLab Installer also got a little bit smarter and now performs quite a few sanity checks in order to ensure that HgLab installs well and good.

And as usual, we’re actively working on improving both UX and performance.

Happy Coding

Grab yourself a copy, request an evaluation license and get back to writing that awesome code, with HgLab being the center of your collaboration!

Thanks and stay tuned!

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