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Re: How uniform can GUI clients be?

From: B. W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2001-01-30 23:42:55 CET

> Daniel Stenberg wrote:
>
> >> A GUI SVN client could offer simple diff and conflict viewing features.
> >
> >
> > I'd say this is one of the areas where a GUI client can show its power. A
> > really fancy diff viewer in different colours or traces what was done between
> > versions. Things that are tricky on a shell prompt and gets easier/nicer
> > within a GUI.
>
> Heh. We've got that. Its called Emacs+ediff+emerge.
>
> (I know, I know, not being constructive ... but I have yet to see the
> graphical diff/merge that beats Emacs in that respect.)

(Note that I'm a diehard emacs user)

Just for the sake of argument, NeXT/Apple's FileMerge utility totally
blows Emacs away. It's a *very* nice GUI diff/merge program. I can't
even begin to describe it without pictures. It would be great if
someone came up with a free version of that!

-Fitz
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:20 2006

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