I have everything I need on a Mac now after finally getting svnX to work, and thus justifying it’s existence (still doesn’t work with Google Code, though… must need more practice). Subversion client? Check.
Subclipse? Negative, Ghostrider.
- I do not work from my code base. SVN goes into 1 folder and my local copy into another. I then shuttle back and forth using BeyondCompare. Subclipse forces you to work in your checked out files. There are a lot of advantages to not do this.
- Diffing tool is a joke when you’ve used BeyondCompare.
- I have to know Regular Expressions to exclude things? Um… no. I’m too dumb to use that feature, or is that I’m not smart enough to take advantage of it?
- I only gave it 1 hour, and got frustrated. Unfair, but I’m a user. I’ve got another month with the trial, so I’ll definately give it a ton more tries.
BBEdit? Haven’t tried it yet. I couldn’t find anything describing diff stuff in their docs, so didn’t bother. Someone know more?
FileMerge? A C guy I respect swears by it. I didn’t like it. It doesn’t (as far as I could find) support comparing file structures. This is an EXTREMLY important feature for me. The diffs do that same thing the others do where they have the strechy line things… dude, just f’ing point to the difference lineary, and I’ll fix it, you don’t need to kick it Sportacus style with the arrows for me to clearly see where the difference is.
Solution? Purchase CrossOver, use BeyondCompare. 2nd day in a row and I’m not looking back. It just works.