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Re: visual client (Windows dedicated)

From: Martijn Boekhorst <MBoekhor_at_xs4all.nl>
Date: 2002-05-02 16:26:00 CEST

With all this discussion about a visual client, it's time for me to unlurk
from the shadows.

I'm working on a client for windows, quite briefly the featurelist is to
include the following :
- merge and diff displays; three-way merge for conflicts.
- hierarchical display of working copy.
- syntax sensitive highlighting (something of a religious thing for me)

Given that it is nowhere near to being released or even remotely usable at
this point, I've been lurking until I've got something to show for myself.

However, with work starting on a wxWindows version, I thought it wise to
mention that there's another little windows dedicated tool too.

Goal is not compile-level portability, I'd imagine a port of this tool to be
quite a bit more involved. GUI code is mixture of Win32 and MFC.

Focus is on simplicity of use (to draw more people to using subversion - also
non-Unix-inclined developers), not feature-completeness, with a good GUI
(hence Win32 specific since you can "jelly" the GUI more that way).

I'll dump an URL on the list once it's even remotely usable (if only as a
diff tool).

Cheers, Martijn Boekhorst.

On Thursday 02 May 2002 05:58 am, you wrote:
> Hey
> > > 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.
> >
> > Yes, I agree fully. It would IMHO be much better to look at TortoiseCVS
> > (http://www.tortoisecvs.org/) for inspiration, which is a very nice
> > program which integrates with Explorer as a shell extension. You don't
> > have access to every single feature of CVS (which you get with WinCVS)
> > but it's more than enough for day to day use.
> I tried tortoisecvs a few months ago and I really liked it for basic daily
> stuff. I think I was running version .44. However it would cause explorer
> errors to pop up when I did find files. I pulled it for now. I went to
> the site again and they have been quite active so maybe it's worth another
> go at it.
> It uses wxWindows which I think was mentioned in this thread.
> And they are using ViewCVS so it must be good stuff :-)
> gat
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