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The Subversion GUI Issue

From: Brent R. Matzelle <bmatzelle_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-07-24 16:47:56 CEST

Hello Everyone,

I would like to again bring up the topic of a Subversion GUI. I know
that for most of you the leagues of bug reporting is the top priority
right now but I know that it must be brought up again.

The fact is Subversion will not get half the support it deserves if
there is not a strong GUI client for it. Convince your boss to
change from Visual Source Safe and the familiarity of its GUI to
svn.exe? Not likely that will happen in anyone's lifetime.

I suppose the whole reason for my post is to organize some strong
support for a (single?) Subversion GUI of some kind. I know that
many of you are *nix guys and would probably like to avoid the issue
all together. I am a Linux guy but I am stuck in the Windows world
just like the majority of people so I have no choice on this matter.
I would prefer it if several of us would make a decision to work on
the same GUI client so that effort has the advantage of development
by numbers. Right now I cannot tell where it's going.

It would be my preference that this GUI follow the footsteps of the
entire Subversion project and be cross-platform. I noticed that
there were several old threads on this list about GUI programs in the
past. Right now it there are separate clients written in Visual
Basic, MFC, and wxWindows. Of these the only one that is non-Windows
and cross-platform is wxWindows. I just got a copy of the source code
for that project and I have been having a devil of a time linking it
with libsvn_client. I already sent out two requests to this list and
no one has responded about how I might fix it. I even tried out
WinSVN, the Visual Basic version and that would not run even load in
the IDE. So all in all these efforts appear to be coming up short.

Best regards,


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