Thanks to all who replied, all your messages were quite meaningful to me.
2009/12/9 David Aldrich <David.Aldrich_at_eu.nec.com>:
> Have you considered SmartSVN?
> Best regards
I suggested this to my friend right after reading my message. The fact
that it is classified as "multiplatform" did not sound reliable to me,
I did not know what it meant, and specially which dependencies it had.
I wonder why they hide it is developed in java. Now he is already
updating and committing easily (he had already tried tortoisesvn).
2009/12/9 Bob Archer <Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com>:
>> I need it for a friend of mine who is not a programmer, although he
>> quite keen with computers. We only need to share a text file, no
>> coding involved.
> Might I suggest DropBox.com? You can set up shared folders in dropbox so they are synced among multiple people. The service is free up to 2GB of data.
I had been wondering for quite a long time if such services existed.
VCSs are not as easy to install and use as they claim, specially for
non computer-people, but also sometimes for some IT professionals.
Their video introduction is fine, but I miss some technical details
2009/12/9 Johnathan Gifford <jgifford_at_wernervas.com>:
> For a GUI tool period...
> svnX -
> RapidSVN - http://rapidsvn.tigris.org/
> Hope this helps,
not much :)
actually I already mentioned we had tried that svnx but didn't manage
to have it work successfully when the server asks for some
interactivity such as dealing with SSL certificates (https://) and
user authentication (svn://). is this a bug or non-implementation or
perhaps we missed something?
2009/12/10 Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009d_at_ryandesign.com>:
> I'm afraid I exclusively use the svn command line client on my Mac, so I
> don't have much advice for you in selecting a GUI. But I find the CLI
> just fine for interacting with Subversion. Sometimes I also reach for a
> web-based repository viewer to browse the repository or research its history.
Me too I just use the linux CLI with a diff viewer (kdiff3 / tkdiff).
Then he should configure a diff viewer for mac. Not trivial for linux.
I do hope there was a --using option for svn diff, like in bzr (I may
start a thread for that, it's been on my head for months/years).
2009/12/10 David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com>:
> Are you simply sharing a file, and you're using Subversion to do that?
A very insightful mail, David.
You start with an interesting question.
1) I am kind of an svn freak, I use svn for many things, not just for
programming. I even chose my personal ISP (geekisp.com) because it
offers it (besides ssh)
2) For this "project" I am using svn for other things, such as a
crontab script that updates its wc and performs some operations with
it. I guess there are other alternatives for not bugging my friend
with svn, but it's not that bad.
> I'm making two recommendations: Dropbox and Pathfinder
> If you really don't need a full configuration management system, I too
> would highly recommend you use Dropbox (http://dropbox.com).
I will definitely try dropbox.
> If you truly need a full version control system, have your friend try
> Pathfinder. Pathfinder is a Finder replacement and is well worth the
> $40 cost. (Okay this isn't Free as in Beer or Open Source).
Your description of pathfinder is much better than the one from the
guy who maintains and sells it. I really got lost trying to understand
why should I buy that.
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Received on 2009-12-14 20:50:18 CET