[llvm-dev] [cfe-dev] Switching to git (Windows experience) (was re: GitHub anyone?)

Diana Picus via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Jun 2 07:05:53 PDT 2016

You could try Git GUI [1]. I don't know if it's any good, I've only
used Git BASH on Windows (never had any problems with it).


[1] https://git-for-windows.github.io/

On 2 June 2016 at 15:43, Aaron Ballman via cfe-dev
<cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 6:31 PM, Renato Golin <renato.golin at linaro.org> wrote:
>> I think we should start two other threads: one about git tooling on Windows
>> and one about infrastructure problems migrating to git.
> Some developers on Windows prefer to use GUI tools like TortoiseSVN to
> command line tools for version control. The last time I tried
> TortoiseGit on Windows (which was over a year ago), it did not feel
> ready for production use on a complex project to me (I had crashes on
> simple operations, and it seems I was not alone in seeing flaky
> behavior: https://gitlab.com/tortoisegit/tortoisegit/issues/1738 and
> https://gitlab.com/tortoisegit/tortoisegit/issues/2494 as examples).
> Are there suitable GUI tools for git on Windows for projects as
> complex as LLVM? I believe MSVC has some integration, but I've not
> used it before. Perhaps other tools exist that match the integration
> and stability that TortoiseSVN has with Explorer?
> I bring this up as a possible minor concern because asking people to
> switch from one set of command line commands to another set of command
> line commands is a different beast than asking people to switch from
> Explorer-integrated menus and dialogs to the command line (that's a
> drastically different workflow to achieve the same end result of
> source code version control).
> ~Aaron
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