[ale] GIT Gui Linux & Windows
james.sumners at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 21:29:19 EDT 2011
It looks like Git has improved their support outside of Linux. They at
least provide downloads for the other two platforms on the homepage,
now. But I bet the Windows version still relies on Cygwin. I have
Cygwin installed on my machine at work, but it still irks me when
software claims cross platform support and then uses Cygwin.
I've never used Bazaar. I really like Mercurial, though. I haven't
experienced any of the problems you have outlined. Except maybe an
initial, very large, clone. But once you have a clone, future pulls
are super quick and use less bandwidth than Git.
I like Mercurial's simplicity and extensibility. I also like that you
can use the same scripts on multiple repositories. That doesn't look
to be possible with Git (using each VCS's "hooks"). It makes
administering my department's Mercurial server much easier than our
Subversion server (same machine).
On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 9:01 PM, Michael Trausch <mike at trausch.us> wrote:
> On 03/25/2011 04:26 PM, James Sumners wrote:
>> One of the reasons I opted to switch to Mercurial from Subversion
>> instead to Git is a lack of Windows and OS X support (by Git). So I
>> don't think you are going to find much in the way of Git GUIs for
>> Windows. However, it looks like there is a Tortoise project that is
>> active. I'm sure you can find a greater selection of GUIs for
>> Linux.  lists a couple.
> Bazaar has wonderful cross-platform support as well; I've used it on
> multiple Linux distributions, Mac OS X, and Windows systems. I chose it
> over git because it's simpler, and over Mercurial because at the time
> Mercurial was pretty bloody useless. I actually haven't checked out hg
> again since then, because it _really_ rubbed me the wrong way. It took
> forever to get a simple clone and for that matter, if memory serves, I
> had to use some out of band means to get the clone because it wouldn't
> work normally or something. I don't remember anymore.
> --- Mike
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