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Re: WinSVN: Initial questions

From: Julian Fitzell <jfitzell_at_home.com>
Date: 2000-12-12 19:45:43 CET

>> Are You Guys Going to Shoot Me?
>> -------------------------------
>> My goal is to create the best possible GUI in the least possible time
(this isn't my full-time role). As such, I made an eminently practical
decision that may cause you gastro-intestinal distress:
>>
>> I've written it in Visual Basic.
>
>That's fine with me, too.
>
>Doing it in VB creates a dependence on Microsoft's proprietary tools,
>which is not good, but I don't know if there are any other realistic
>alternatives.

Well, has anyone considered Inrpise/Borland C++Builder (or Delphi)... I
don't know that's it's necessarily a better solution since the IDE is
commercial as well but:

- It is in C++ which people might be more confortable with
- It doesn't have the speed problem I always notice with VB apps
- It is very fast to build GUIs just as it is in VB
- It isn't made my Microsoft
- When Kylix comes out (they claim the Delphi version should be out by the
end of the year, C++ middle of next), the code should be compileable for
Linux.

Anyway, just thought I'd throw the idea out there... obviously there isn't
any point in changing languages and undoing work that has already been done
without a good reason. I just don't know VB well enough to know whether
there is a good reason or not.

I would be interested in having a look at the code sometime too. I've only
just started following this project and my only real exposure to VB is
WordBasic but if I can make time I would be interested in working on a
client.

Julian
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:16 2006

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