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Re: visual client

From: Kevin Galligan <galligan_at_objice.com>
Date: 2002-05-01 22:36:34 CEST

More on WinCVS (it just keeps going and going). WinCVS, to me anyway, is
like emacs. There are a million things it can do, and you only ever use
three of them. Also, and this probably has more to do with CVS than the
client, some of them really don't seem correct for the task at hand.

Take for instance what happened to me a couple days ago. I wanted to import
a sub-directory of something that's already in the repository. A good
client would notice the directory in there that's not in the repos, and
right-clicking on it would offer the option to import. Instead I had to try
and run the import command. I got things wrong on the first try and it
imported them in the wrong place. Then, after I did it again, I had to
delete the originals to check the files out.

At the same time, I use WinCVS and prefer it to other cvs clients I've
tried. Go figure.

I've been looking into doing a subversion client for a little while but
haven't really done anything yet. I have a couple questions about wxwindows
actually. I looked at the web site quickly. I fail to see how you could
add more complicated or custom controls if you ever needed them. Then again
maybe you wouldn't need them. Also, hows the performance?

-Kevin
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Davis" <peter@pdavis.cx>
To: <dev@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: visual client

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On Wednesday 01 May 2002 12:54, Greg Stein wrote:
> IMO, WinCVS has *TOO* many options. It simply exposes the CVS commands and
> switches without any regard to how the user wants to actually interact
with
> their files/dirs. It is truly an awful piece of software.

If I were making this program, I'd look at WinCVS to get the list of things
the program needs to do, but nothing more. WinCVS is *way* too complicated,
and for me it's simpler just to use the command line. WinCVS is also the
number one reason why we ended up using Visual Source Safe at my last job --

I suggested CVS (before Subversion was around, of course), but my bosses
wanted a GUI and WinCVS sucked too much. Like you said, it is a truly
awsome^H^H^H^Hful piece of software :)

- --
Peter Davis
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