Subject: Re: [boost] [git] What's the IDE picture like?
From: Hartmut Kaiser (hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-03-17 15:11:32
> > What is the process for a user that wants to do their development,
> > including version control, like? Specifically what does an:
> > * Eclipse user do?
> > * Xcode user do?
> > * VIsualStudio user do?
> Xcode and Eclipse support git natively. You'll have to get a plugin for
> Visual Studio.
...which would be a pain if a certain workflow is mandated by the new Boost
policies to be developed...
> > I ask because I'm really tired of learning yet more command lines tools
> > this stage in my life. And even though all GUI tools have drawbacks they
> > have the advantage that they condense the workflow usages to something
> > understandable. And I would be really hard pressed to use any new
> > control system that I can't use a GUI. And preferably an integrated GUI.
> While most GUIs claim to be able to allow everything the original
> command-line utility can do, in truth they are more suited to simple
> tasks, more complex ones being better done with the real thing.
As far as ToroiseSVN is concerned this is not entirely true. TortoiseSVN
exposes not only _all_ of the usual commands svn supports (at least I have
not stumbled over anything I couldn't do), but additionally has more
functionality (blame view, logs dimming already merged revisions, etc.) and
often a more convenient way to present the generated outputs (I'm not sure
if TortoiseGIT has reached this level of maturity).
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