MercurialEclipse error 'dotencode' not supported!

on an Eclipse project I got this Team error: abort: requirement ‘dotencode’ not supported!

When using Team Mercurial to refresh an Eclipse project I got this error:   “abort: requirement ‘dotencode’ not supported!”

Strange I just updated the Intland Software’s MercurialEclipse feature and it’s running Mercurial 1.7.0.


Anyway, to fix I just went into the

plug-ins configuration: Windows -> Preferences -> Team -> Mercurial and unchecked the “Use default (built-in) Mercurial executable”.

I specified “C:Program Files (x86)TortoiseHghg.exe” or whatever is the location of the latest hg.

It worked. Hope it doesn’t break something else.


  • 2011MAR04: I updated to new Hg ver 1.8 and TortoiseHg 2.0. Had to make the change again in Eclipse. TortoiseHg 2.0, btw, looks beautiful. Nice work on the UI.

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Ralph Towner — Witchitaito

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