A colleague of mine set up a WordPress blog that functions as an electronic lab notebook. I really like his setup, and would like to do the same, starting out with a local WordPress install on my Mac, and then I'd like to sync it up with a remote WordPress site using version control (Git or Mercurial).
Given these requirements, it seems like there are two basic schools of installation:
Are there any advantages to installing WordPress locally using native OS X tools? MAMP looks easy and simple, so I'm wondering if there's any "catch" that should make me consider going through the more complicated native installation process. (Also, this Stack Overflow post concerned me.)