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Gerrit Code Review vs Plastic SCM: What are the differences?
What is Gerrit Code Review? OpenSource Git Code Review Tool. Gerrit is a self-hosted pre-commit code review tool. It serves as a Git hosting server with option to comment incoming changes. It is highly configurable and extensible with default guarding policies, webhooks, project access control and more.
What is Plastic SCM? A distributed version control with strong merging, great GUIs and support for huge files. Plastic SCM is a distributed version control designed for big projects It excels on branching and merging, graphical user interfaces, and can also deal with large files and even file-locking (great for game devs).
It includes "semantic" features like refactor detection to ease diffing complex refactors..
Gerrit Code Review and Plastic SCM are primarily classified as "Code Review" and "Version Control System" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by Gerrit Code Review are:
- git repository hosting
- pre-commit code review
- commenting on diffs
On the other hand, Plastic SCM provides the following key features:
- Distributed version control system
- Branch Explorer
- Semantic Version Control
"Cleaner repository story" is the primary reason why developers consider Gerrit Code Review over the competitors, whereas "Wanna do Branch per Task Dev? Plastic rocks it" was stated as the key factor in picking Plastic SCM.
Pros of Gerrit Code Review
- Code review13
- Good workflow11
- Cleaner repository story10
- Open source9
- Good integration with Jenkins9
- Unlimited repo support5
- Comparison dashboard2
Pros of Plastic SCM
- Wanna do Branch per Task Dev? Plastic rocks it8
- No Size limite4
- File Locking2
- Simple, easy to use interfaces. Resilient and solid2
- Very fast1
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Cons of Gerrit Code Review
Cons of Plastic SCM
- Always uses automatic conflict resolution first1
- Adds files with only changed timestamp to pending1
- Keyboard shortcuts are lacking1
- Can't place windows next to each other to save space1
- No dark theme1
- Doesn't have file staging1