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Re: scheduling, and gui clients (Win, Mac)

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2000-11-23 00:30:16 CET

On Thu, Nov 23, 2000 at 12:07:35AM +0100, Branko Cibej wrote:
> BTW, it might make sense to grab the WinCVS code and see if you can use
> it as a base.

*PLEASE* don't use WinCVS as a base. My god, that UI is one of the worst
I've seen in a while.

SourceSafe is the only other GUI-based version control that I've used, and
it is quite nice. I'd hope to see something like that, than the continuation
of bastard UIs like WinCVS.

I imagine part of WinCVS's problem comes from how it wraps around the the
CVS client with minimal change. As a result, it propagates the I/O messages
and its working model (e.g. select a particular command to do this/that).
With a proper UI, there are many intuitive ways to avoid that nastiness.

[ If the author of WinCVS is on this list, I apologize for being blunt. But
  the UI really *does* need some help. ]


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:15 2006

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