You got me on one part, I can take a pretty strong zealous position on this.
However, I didn't know about the git Windows support that you mentioned (#2
that you mentioned). Usually I worked in a unix environment and felt most
comfortable there, so I became most familiar there.
Perhaps I'm clumsily venturing into this area, I mean no harm.
On Thursday, October 18, 2012 6:58:41 PM UTC-4, Konstantin Khomoutov wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 02:58:56PM -0700, Yves S. Garret wrote:
> > Yes, but vetoed the idea. For one I'm not a fan of Windows + Git
> > "integration". Second of all, I prefer to work from the command line.
> Sorry for probably being harsh, but this sounds like a undereducated
> religious bullshit. Two facts to contradict your beleifs:
> 1) Cygwin exactly provides integration of certain Unix tools with
> Windows. I fail to see why it's okay for Cygwin but not for Git.
> 2) Git for Windows (which Thomas called "msysgit") does really come
> packaged with the two standards GUI tools (git gui and gitk),
> and also provides a certain level of integration with Windows
> Explorer context menus (a tool called Git Cheetah; opt-in while
> installing) but their usage it not in any way enforced on you.
> There's even a "Git bash" application packaged, which is the bash
> shell. You can use regular git command-line tools either from
> that Git bash of from the regular Windows shell (cmd.exe).
> And no, I'm not suggesting to depart from using Cygwin: if you have use
> for it outside working with Git, then it have perfect sense to try
> having Git work there.
> But for the majority of Windows users, having Git nicely integrated into
> the system is probably preferable compared to installing Cygwin.
> That's why Git for Windows exists.
> Note that the ultimate goal for that project, as I understand it, is to
> finally have its developments to be fully integrated upstream, so that
> there's just one Git, cross-platform. The relevant patches are already
> and for the long time actively flowing upstream, but the merge is not
> done yet.
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