Boost logo

Boost :

Subject: Re: [boost] [git] What's the IDE picture like?
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-03-17 17:52:25

Hartmut Kaiser wrote:
>>> 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
>> at
>>> this stage in my life. And even though all GUI tools have drawbacks
>>> they do have the advantage that they condense the workflow usages
>>> to something understandable. And I would be really hard pressed to
>>> use any new
>> version
>>> 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).

Well, I think we can all agree that TortoisSVN is "good enough" in
it's presentation of SVN facilities. I'm arguing that TortoisGIT is
"good enough" to support GIT for those of us who don't want to
lean a whole new command set. I've been using it a couple of
days and from my "user's" perspective - it's not all that different.

So I'm going to guess that as far as windows users are concerned,
there many, if any, who would care which system boost uses.

Robert Ramey

> Regards Hartmut
> ---------------
> _______________________________________________
> Unsubscribe & other changes:

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at