Reason #5 – Being in Eclipse.“Being in Eclipse”?! Is that really a reason to use EGerrit? Isn’t that obvious?
Every time you bring a tool to Eclipse, there is the obvious gain of saving the user the “context switch”. In EGerrit we are addressing this by providing a view to list reviews,
|Gerrit Review editor|
Here is a list of some of the benefits so far:
- By integrating with the compare editor, you can perform reviews with the most relevant editor for the given file. For example with EMF compare installed, you get a nice comparison of the EMF ecore file rather than a textual comparison; for Java files you get a java editor which takes into account your preferences for syntax coloring;
Comparing ecore file from a review
- By building on top of EGit, users get the UI they are familiar with when checking out code, get full access to previous versions of the code through the integrated Git blame or the History view, and can optionally perform reviews using the quick diff capability;
- The user has access to the complete source code (instead of just the few files that are part of the review), with full navigation and all syntax-aware features, thus being able to really measure the implication of a change.