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Re: visual client

From: Charles Wilson <pathfinder_at_acm.org>
Date: 2002-05-02 14:54:54 CEST

At 11:20 PM +0200 05/02/2002, Paul Marculescu wrote:
>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.
>
>WinCVS is actually a translator between user's clicks and cvs commands.
>It's not its fault, as cvs didn't expose an API. So, I think there was
>no other way to provide all cvs functions other than it already is.

I would have to disagree. The CVS API is exposed as the client-server
protocol. WinCVS made the decision to work with local repositories
and so couldn't use it. A purely client-server version could be
created. Several years ago I worked on one.

-- 
- charles
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