Very cool news – Mercurial 1.0 has been released. See the announcement and the site for details. There are no earth-shaking individual changes in this release, just a long list of improvements that have been made since 0.9.5.
One of the new features is
easy_install friendliness, so assuming you’ve got that installed, getting the new version of Mercurial is as easy as:
$ sudo easy_install http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/release/mercurial-1.0.tar.gz
If you want to be kind to the server, since it’s getting pounded today, you can do this instead in order to make your request via the Coral CDN:
$ sudo easy_install http://www.selenic.com.nyud.net/mercurial/release/mercurial-1.0.tar.gz