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RE: How uniform can GUI clients be?

From: Bill Tutt <billtut_at_microsoft.com>
Date: 2001-01-30 23:44:51 CET

Has anybody tried xxdiff?
It looks like a nice visual diff tool, but I'm afraid I don't have a Unix
box anywhere nearby.

Just tossed my Sparc 5 out the door 3 days ago,

-----Original Message-----
From: B. W. Fitzpatrick [mailto:fitz@red-bean.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 2:43 PM
To: Branko Cibej
Cc: Daniel Stenberg; dev@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: How uniform can GUI clients be?

> 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.
> > really fancy diff viewer in different colours or traces what was done
> > 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!

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