Git Support ready-ness

Andreas Pakulat apaku at
Mon Sep 6 10:33:15 UTC 2010

On 06.09.10 11:17:17, David Nolden wrote:
> 2010/9/6 Nicolai Haehnle <nhaehnle at>:
> > What's wrong with "Pull"?
> >
> > I realize that other VCS don't necessarily use that term, but Git
> > does, and Git is already reasonably well known by people. If I as a
> > git user were to try out KDevelop's git support, I would see the
> > "Update" option and I would be confused and unsure about what it does.
> > Sure, I would probably try it out at some point and conclude that what
> > it really does is "Pull". So why not just call it "Pull"?
> >
> > There is tons of literature out there already explaining what the
> > difference in terminology is to people who migrate from SVN to Git. I
> > don't see why you would want to add to that literature an explanation
> > of "Deviations from Git terminology in KDevelop".
> >
> > cu,
> > Nicolai
> I also agree that it's better to keep up the terminology wherever
> possible. It anyway won't be possible to hide git completely, so we
> should make the integration with the command-line as smooth as
> possible, by making very clear what each menu entry does. Even "Update
> from Repository" seems misleading if you can simply call it "Pull".
> For example, such a "Pull" can lead to local conflicts, and the user
> will very easily find how to solve these when googling for "git
> resolve conflicts pull", but he won't find much when googing for "git
> resolve conflicts update from repository".

Hmm, thats true. So drop Update and use Pull, though if we ever want to
support Pull completely I think it'll look somewhat strange to have Pull
and Pull... in the same menu...

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