Mercurial is a distributed revision control utility that is available for a number of different platforms, including the Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac Operating Systems. Mercurial can be used to effectively and easily manage projects of any size and complexity. Mercurial is very easy to use and comes complete with a number of features and capabilities and a user friendly interface. There are also a number of extensions and graphical upgrades for the Mercurial program, making it more accessible and allowing users of the program to personalize the interface, choosing one that suits them more.
Mercurial was first released in 2005 and was coded using the C and Python programming languages. Many projects have been created using Mercurial, including Mozilla, Adium, Coveo, Symbian OS and more. Mercurial is released under a GNU General Public license, it is an open source software application (which means that it can be edited, improved and modded by anyone with the know-how) that is available as a free download.