The desktop and the developer

Matthias Kirschner mk at
Mon Jun 30 14:38:25 UTC 2014

Maybe interesting to some of you: Matthew Garreth wrote a blog post "The
desktop and the developer" <>
about how to provide good developer tools. So people do not just develop
Free Software, but also use Free Software on their laptop/desktop
computers. E.g. he proposes: 

  If the desktop had built-in awareness of the issue tracker then they
  could be presented with relevant information and options without
  having to click through two separate applications. If git commits were
  locally indexed, the developer could find the relevant commit without
  having to move back to a web browser or open a new terminal to find
  the local checkout. A simple task that currently involves multiple
  context switches could be made significantly faster.


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