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From "Andrew Savory" <>
Subject Re: [OT] Mac OS X and Java development (was: Re: [jira] Updated: (COCOON-2063))
Date Fri, 04 Apr 2008 07:51:32 GMT

2008/4/4 Joerg Heinicke <>:

>  Which makes me wonder again how to do serious Java development with Mac OS
> X. I know a few of you guys are using Mac OS X. How do you do it? Whenever I
> start this I get annoyed very fast. The missing Java sources are only the
> tip of the iceberg. Every tree representation in Eclipse just sucks.
> Keyboard navigation in Mac OS X is completely inconsistent, especially with
> Java programs. There seems to be no serious SVN command line client (or at
> least the CollabNet download page is just self-linking at the moment:
> And so on ... Windows has
> also bunch of annoying issues but there is at least consistency and usually
> there is a solution for everything. Do you guys all switch to Linux when it
> comes to Java development? :)

Nah, we all run windows on our macs, of course ;-)

Seriously though, you get used to the inconsistencies of keyboard
bindings. In fairness, eclipse on mac goes some way toward Mac-ness
(try Apple-, for preferences). SVN ships with OS X and I've never had
a problem with it (though a mature GUI svn client like tortoisesvn
would be nice sometimes).


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