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From Steve Loughran <ste...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [scm] Features that systems must support
Date Thu, 28 Feb 2008 17:00:49 GMT
Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 10:28 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>>  * servers should run on a reasonable range of OSes
> 
> I'll go so far and say as long as it runs on FreeBSD, we're happy.
> 
>>  * clients should run on a wider range of OSes
> 
> I think it *must* run on all *nix variants and Windows.  Dropping
> Windows support I think is a non-starter.  Or, are we willing to say
> we'll drop Windows support?
> 
>>  * command-line should be supported
>>  * GUI should be supported
> 
> What type of GUIs?  What about integration with IDEs?  Eclipse?
> IntelliJ?  Are we okay with losing IDE support?  Or, take the opinion
> that if we switch, they'll eventually add support - this is what we
> saw with Subversion, but maybe we can convince folks to lose their IDE
> integration for a few years while the downstream IDE developers play
> catch up.  -- justin

I think IDE integration w/ SVN has got so good you'd be hard pressed to 
justify the move, especially for the java developers, where IDEs do 
integrate well.

steve


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