[MonoDevelop] git integration with monodevelop

Lluis Sanchez Gual lluis at novell.com
Thu Nov 13 11:10:43 EST 2008

El dj 13 de 11 de 2008 a les 12:01 +0100, en/na Andreas Ericsson va
> 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.

I like the plan!


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