• Subject: Re: Lua IDE?
• From: Joshua Jensen <josh.jjensen@...>
• Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 09:33:37 -0600

```----- Original Message -----
From: Philippe Lhoste
Date: 3/23/2011 9:08 AM
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```On 23/03/2011 14:30, Joshua Jensen wrote:
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```Git works just fine on Windows. The installer is easy as pie:
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To be honest, I already installed Git on one of the computers I work on.
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The "argh" expressed actually my horror to see it installed lot of Unix utilities which I already had (via UnxUtils), adding noise and confusion in the path, instead of having only one exe at one entry point in the path.
None of those tools are in the msysgit PATH unless you tell the installer to put them in the PATH. I believe the default is "Run Git from the Windows Command Prompt" which only puts the c:\Program Files (x86)\Git\cmd directory in the PATH.
Beside, as Steve pointed out, while SCMs are great, it becomes a bit annoying to have to install CSV, SVN, Git, Mercurial, Bazaar (the one I use...), and even Monotone, Fossil and other more or less exotic VCSes just to get some source files out of the Web... :-) Not to mention the need to learn at least some rudiments of using these softwares...
I agree, but I also love running "git pull" to grab latest without thinking about where it came from. Bazaar, IIRC, has the most support for different VCS protocols out of box, but when push comes to shove, a source archive can be grabbed by anyone. You just have to remember where it came from to get updates...
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Oh, and Fossil is really cool.  :)

Josh

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