Hi all, I was wondering whether there were any problems, or things to look out for, if you had numerous developers all working on the same application, but they uses different operating systems to do their work? I am looking at some developers doing work on Windows and OS X, working on the one project. Cheers, Diego
on 2007-01-17 21:29
on 2007-01-18 01:44
Hello Diego, I am working on a project with one developer running on Windows XP (eclipse) and another on Fedora Core 6. We have another server hosting our CVS, and yet another running the deployed application (OS? Some sort of *NIX). No problems due to OS specific stuff. Everybody is using eclipse but I don't think that really matters.
on 2007-01-18 06:19
Hi mvargo, Thanks for taking the time to reply. We actually took the leap. So there's one guy (me) on OS X and another on Windows both doing dev on the same app. Cheers, Diego
on 2007-01-18 09:58
> I was wondering whether there were any problems, or things to look out > for, if you had numerous developers all working on the same > application, but they uses different operating systems to do their > work? I am looking at some developers doing work on Windows and OS X, > working on the one project. One thing to look out for is spacing. You will want to make very sure you don't use tab characters anywhere in your application, instead opting for spaces. Otherwise, otherwise identical application checkouts may work perfectly on non-Windows platforms while Ruby on Windows may randomly throw the weirdest parsing errors at you. Roderick -- Nedforce Informatica Specialisten B.V. http://www.nedforce.nl +31 (0)53 4500225
on 2007-01-18 12:24
Hi, We are developing with windows, ubuntu, FreeBSD and OS X with out any problems. One thing to look out for would be different DB. Rasmus
on 2007-01-18 14:06
Use svn's ignore ability to handle the database.yml configurations if necessary. As long as all developers on your team use a quality text editor that does Unix line breaks and uses spaces instead of tabs, you should have no problems at all.