Nov 18, 2012 at 3:01 PM
Edited Nov 18, 2012 at 3:03 PM
Thanks for your reply.
> Would be helpful if you tell us what VS and GIT related stuff you have installed.
I only have GIT for Windows (command-line tool) and this VS plug-in. You mean that's not enough? I need to install more stuff?
> And yeah... you have to learn how to use GIT anyway.
Obviously, but my point is that I assumed I could learn it through menu items in the VS IDE, not through command-line options. That's why I installed this plug-in.
You still haven't answered my question though: what is the point of a VS source control provider plugin that only gives you a link to a command-line window? Where are all of the useful menu items? Do I need to install that "official" VS
plug-in for GIT that I've seen before? If yes, then that just begs the question, what is the point of this provider?
> Maybe you should start reading the documentation and some tutorials regarding GIT. Seeing your other post here I assume
> you didn't read a single documentation :P
Wrong, I actually did read the documentation. As I stated previously, I didn't understand it because it's a bunch of new command-line options with strange keywords and it requires a strange (to me anyway) sequence of commands to get very simple things
done. Three commands to "Get Latest" is just not simple enough, IMO.
> Btw. git-bash has autocompletion, which is very helpful remembering the "ridiculous" command-line options.
Obviously that's great for quickly entering commands, but I don't really know which ones to use in the first place. The command terms and the complexity of the command sequences that are required to do simple things is confusing to me so
far, hence my description as "ridiculous". It's 2012 not 1985 -- how about some graphics, behavioral transparency and automation? (Please excuse the rant)
Thanks for the tip though :)
> I can't remember a single VCS GUI, which made reading/learning unnecessary
The premise of my question wasn't that I don't want to read/learn. Again, I did read and learn, and the result is that I still don't want to use the command line at all, which was my position to begin with.
As an example, I'm used to using Team Foundation Server in VS to work on my open source projects. I've never had to use the command line at all (at least not to do simple things like "Get Latest"). I was able to learn TFS easily
through GUI commands; e.g., "Get Latest", "View Pending Changes..", "Undo...", "Check Out...", "Check In...", etc.
Does this plug-in provide similar commands for GIT? If not, does any GIT provider for VS?