Fossil is a unique, small, simple, free, easy to use, open-source version control system.
Fossil has a built-in and easy-to-use web interface that simplifies project tracking and promotes situational awareness.
Simply type "fossil ui" from within any check-out and Fossil automatically opens your web browser in a page that gives detailed graphical history and status information on that project.
Here are some key features of "Fossil":
Bug Tracking And Wiki:
· In addition to doing distributed version control like Git and Mercurial, Fossil also supports distributed bug tracking, distributed wiki, and a distributed blog mechanism all in a single integrated package.
· Fossil supports "autosync" mode which helps to keep projects moving forward by reducing the amount of needless forking and merging often associated with distributed projects.
· Fossil is a single stand-alone executable that contains everything needed to do configuration management. Installation is trivial: simply download a precompiled binary for Linux, Mac, or Windows and put it on your $PATH. Easy-to-compile source code is available for users on other platforms. Fossil sources are also mostly self-contained, requiring only the "zlib" library and the standard C library to build.
Simple Networking :
· Fossil uses plain old HTTP (with proxy support) for all network communications, meaning that it works fine from behind restrictive firewalls. The protocol is bandwidth efficient to the point that Fossil can be used comfortably over a dial-up internet connection.
· No server is required to use fossil. But a server does make collaboration easier. Fossil supports three different yet simple server configurations. The most popular is a 2-line CGI script. This is the approach used by the self-hosting fossil repositories.
Robust & Reliable:
· Fossil stores content using an enduring file format in an SQLite database so that transactions are atomic even if interrupted by a power loss or system crash. Furthermore, automatic self-checks verify that all aspects of the repository are consistent prior to each commit. In over three years of operation, no work has ever been lost after having been committed to a Fossil repository.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Enhancements to ticket processing. There are now two tables: TICKET and TICKETCHNG. There is one row in TICKETCHNG for each ticket artifact. Fields from ticket artifacts go into either or both of TICKET and TICKETCHNG, whichever contain matching column names. Default ticket edit and viewing scripts are updated to use TICKETCHNG. The TH1 scripting language is enhanced to support this, including the new "query" command for doing SQL queries against the repository database. All changes should be backwards compatible.
· Add the ability to moderate ticket and wiki changes. Unmoderated changes do not sync and may be deleted by the moderator if found to contain spam or other objectionable content.
· Warn of unresolved merge conflicts in "fossil status" and disallow commits of unresolved confl...