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tosehee
Jan 3, 2007, 09:13 AM
hi.

I am a java developer, and I recently purchased apple computer. What I want to know is, is there a way I can install CVS X or whatever the standard CVS program is for OS/X Tiger without installing the 900+ MB of Xcode tools?

I do not use xcode, so install this entire package just for cvs would be an overkill for me.

I use Eclipse for IDE and Cvs for version control, and other unix tools for debugging and managing the sources. Is there a way?

Thanks in advance.



garethlewis2
Jan 3, 2007, 09:20 AM
You don't have to install gcc, or xcode, you can customise the install.

garethlewis2
Jan 3, 2007, 09:22 AM
Sorry forgot to mention. I have to develop in Java at work, but I would never do it on the Mac. Terrible waste of time.

tosehee
Jan 3, 2007, 09:38 AM
ynot? OS X is based on one of the unix variant, no?

I find the default terminal looking very ugly and unusable, but other than that, I have all the tools that's already to develop in Mac..

What are your reasoning for not wanting to develop in mac?

BTW, i appreciate your response. I will have to download 900+MB just to install cvs, but whatever works..

garethlewis2
Jan 3, 2007, 09:46 AM
I code on the Mac. I don't code Java on the Mac. I use Objective-C and Cocoa. After learning this, most tasks in Java are just as simple in Objective-C and Cocoa, actually, they tend to be easier. The syntax takes bit of getting used to, but when Objective-C 2.0 is released with Tiger, there is going to be zero left in Java that would persuade me to code in it again on the Mac.

tosehee
Jan 3, 2007, 09:54 AM
ahh.

I thought you were not coding on the mac, period.

I am new to a mac community. I've been using pc up until last night (arrived last night), so I am finding my way thru.

My company writes the java as a programming language, so, there is no object-c or cocoa for me to use. I write the codes that will be used in the server side and deployed on the linux box.

In any rate, do you have any recommendation for xterm? The terminal app that comes with osx is very primitive, and aren't very useful.

Again, thanks for your response.

garethlewis2
Jan 3, 2007, 03:17 PM
You can install the X11 tools for Mac OS X, and this will include Xterm. For an actual app, iTerm is becoming more usable, and contains many features that Linux and Unix users expect.