Sunday, May 16, 2010


I have a hobby programming project I work on from time to time. The goal is to implement a JVM (or something resembling one). It will most certainly never be completed, but it is fun to work on it.

One thing I've used it for is to learn and experiment with git in a way were I don't risk breaking things for other people.

Git's command line interface is as impressive as they come, but since I've used Eclipse CDT for writing the code, I wanted to try Egit. Also, since git is on it's way to replace cvs at Eclipse, I thought it would good to know.

The general impression about Egit is that it is pretty solid, but a few areas needs polishing, for example, there's no easy equivalent to "git pull". The "fetch from" command gives me a big dialog with no sensible defaults. A lot of thought has been put into the command line interface, and creating a GUI with the same expressiveness is not done overnight.

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