Communicate code changes – But how?
What is the best way to communicate source code changes? Write a mail, send an instant message or hope the next cvs sync will inform all your co-worker? Vincent Massol suggests two solutions: “Diff emails on SCM commit” and “RSS feeds”. This solutions are good ideas for small projects, but with a lots of changes (important and unimportant) this doesn’t work.
I think the best way to communicate important source code changes is a project team Wiki with the ability to create source code links. This links should have two possible targets. When you click on a source code link in a standard browser, you will directed to the source code in a WebCVS view and a click in the Eclipse embedded web browser will open the source code.
- IDE Wiki Plugin – Project Site
- Installation Instruction
- Download (ZIP: plugin + SnipSnap extension)
- Eclipse Update Site (plugin only):