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Re: Kicad libraries for pcbnew


--- In kicad-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Dick Hollenbeck <dick@...> wrote:
> Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
> > Dick Hollenbeck wrote:
> >   

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> I am fearful of git for a number of reasons, one of which is that casual 
> windows builders would be tormented with installing git. Having to 
> install Cygwin, perl, bash, to run git, is a non-starter for most 
> Windows users, it is a main reason why I pushed so hard for CMAKE. I 
> hate Windows, hate it even more with Cygwin on it. Plus frankly, with 
> git, I think that we could easily fall into a trap of idolizing the 
> Linux project as "the right way to do everything". I don't want any 
> part of that.


I thought you might find this interesting. I stumbled upon it while messing around with Bazaar. From the Bazaar documentation page <http://doc.bazaar-vcs.org/latest/en/user-guide/installing_bazaar.html>: "Note: If you are running Cygwin on Windows, a Bazaar for Cygwin package is available and ought to be used instead of the Windows version". After a bit more digging, I found this: <https://blueprints.launchpad.net/bzr/+spec/case-insensitive-filesystems>. It appears that Bazaar doesn't cleanly handle case insensitivefile names. For developers using only windows, there is no issue. However, for those of us who switch between the two environments there may be issues unless you stick with the Cygwin version. Subversion seems to handle this fairly well as I have not experienced any problems switching between the two platforms.


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