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Re: GUI for subversion?

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-06-05 22:33:58 CEST

Time is scarce. We hope you'll be able to help with this.


"Jay Freeman \(saurik\)" <saurik@saurik.com> writes:
> I've been working on a subversion shell extension ala Tortoise CVS. Started
> it a while back (wow... back early December) and put some time into it
> occasionally, but finally put off working on it sometime back in February
> until the Windows build actually worked. Really, I pretty much gave up on
> any Subversion development at all until I felt that the main Subversion
> developers were going to actually prioritize getting it working on Windows
> enough to stop adding features and started working on getting the Windows
> build doing anything more than the most simple of update and commit
> operations (and only if you type the filenames just right). The "if Windows
> developers want it to work, they can contribute fixes for it" attitude was
> inexcusable to me on a project that claims to be cross platform as well as
> specifically listing "Windows" as a target. The main developers didn't even
> have Windows boxes to run or compile it on...
> The only screenshot I have on hand is one I took to demonstrate my
> frustrations a while back with either a bug or a limitation of the API
> (forgot which... this one might have even been my fault...):
> http://test.saurik.com/unversioned.jpg . The screenshot doesn't demonstrate
> much seeing as, at the time, I wasn't able to get valid information for
> files from the API.
> *will have to play with the windows build later today and see if it is all
> happiness yet with things like directory moves and deletes (the most common
> issues caused by the poorly designed read-only file API in APR that the Unix
> people added), case _in_sensitivity in file names (which totally thrashed a
> lot of work that a friend of mine did when I gave him access to a repository
> and subversion kept silently going insane on the server when he would fail
> to type the file names in the same case as they were on the drive), / vs. \
> at the command line, and the other long list of things that has been a known
> issue since forever*

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