[MonoDevelop] git integration with monodevelop

Andreas Ericsson ae at op5.se
Thu Nov 13 06:01:34 EST 2008

Christian Hergert wrote:
> By unmanaged, he means the [DllImport] which you would need to do the call
> to the extern in the shared library.
> Everyone that has chimed in has considered doing the git code before,
> believe us when we say we've thought about wrapping C.  In this case, it
> will be far more flexible in C#.  Especially since tools like silverlight do
> not allow DllImport's.

Well, browser plugins may have a fun time with git support, but it's so far
from my priority list I couldn't even poke it with a really long pole. The
fastest way forward is probably to hack on libgit2 and use C# micro-apps
to verify continually that the binding layer works properly, so that's what
I'll be doing. I should also state that while C# seems fun and all, my top
priority is to make the git library usable as quickly as possible so that
it can attract more attention from developers. That's why I think it's so
vitally important to get some few usable steps working fast (such as diffing
against the index, staging stuff for commit and creating a commit).

Once we have that much, basic IDE integration should be fairly easy, and
then people will want to do more so interest (hopefully from developers)
is likely to increase.

Andreas Ericsson                   andreas.ericsson at op5.se
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