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Re: PATCH: Support :ssh: method in CVS/Repository - How common

From: Bryce Nesbitt
Subject: Re: PATCH: Support :ssh: method in CVS/Repository - How common
Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2006 11:28:59 -0800
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Mark D. Baushke wrote:
> Hmmm... Is this is the IntelliJ IDEA product from
> If so, I believe you can
> specify :ext: and name an external 'rsh' program
> where you could provide a path to an ssh
> executable and then you would not have a problem.
Yes, JetBrains.
I spent hours, tried every varant of that, and had 4-5 exchanges with
JetBrains support.

Frankly, it would have been a lot faster to patch the cvs sources right
from the start ;-).

> For myself, what little Java I might hack these
> days is done using GNU Emacs. I would be more
> likely to use an open source IDE that runs on an
> open source operating system in any case.
IDEA does a lot more for me than GNU Emacs can.  And IDEA runs on Linux,
and is very Java-centric (which, when you need to be Java-land, is a
good thing).

Open source means freedom.  And I happen to choose to use that freedom
into order to run a closed-source IDE on an open-source OS.  Please
don't question that choice.

> However, I suggest that you name the company in
> public so that other customers can find out they
> do not play well with the open source community
> and/or point them at this current discussion
> thread:
I see no reason to imply any insult the developers of IDEA.

All I can say is that Savanah CVS and JetBrains IDEA don't play well
together, and the issue comes down to a single string (":ssh:").  I
proposed a change to IDEA, but was shot down.  I now am proposing to
solve the issue at the Savanah CVS end.

I think the change also has some potential to make the rsh/ssh situation
a bit more clear for novice users.

                   -Bryce Nesbitt


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