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Re: GUI Notes

From: Alexander Mueller <alex_at_littleblue.de>
Date: 2001-07-12 18:34:36 CEST

Just glanced at the subversion/subversion/bindings directory.
Hmm, the concept looks fine. Nevertheless, at this moment this kind of
metal is too heavy at the moment.

Will first do some local tests. This stuff can be migrated afterwards when we
know how things are behaving...

cmpilato@collab.net schrieb:

> Alexander Mueller <alex@littleblue.de> writes:
>
> > > I think this is the point of the SWIG bindings that are being
> > > currently developed in the Subversion source tree already.
> >
> > Hmmm. Do you know a shortcut for me to find them to check out?
>
> Heh...I wish I did. If you look in subversion/subversion/bindings,
> that's the workspace for those bindings. I just took a glance, and
> realized just how little is actually present there. If you're
> interested in pushing through on the lowest-level stuff, I'd recommend
> butting heads with Greg Stein (gstein@lyra.org) to determine what
> needs to be done there.
>
> > > Heh. Saying things like "Functions maybe like WinCVS" might get you
> > > beheaded by some of our list followers. :-) I like the idea of using
> > > Swing -- in fact, I (at least initially) like any idea that will earn
> > > us a GUI that not just behaves the same on all supported platforms,
> > > but *looks* the same as well.
> >
> > In fact, I dont want it to behave exactly like WinCVS. Most of
> > all of the other CVS GUI frontends (jCVS, SmartCVS, LinCvs, WinCvs)
> > try an approach thats is too technical for the end user. I really
> > love the command line, but well you see too much of the dirty details...
>
> I agree fully. An example of an interface that provides a fairly
> decent balance of functionality vs. user-friendliness (IMO) is that of
> Visual SourceSafe. I'm not familiar with many other VC frontends, but
> that one was my first VC GUI, and was pretty easy to get a grasp on,
> as well as to use once I fully understood what was going on under the
> hood.
>
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