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Re: The Subversion GUI Issue

From: Brent R. Matzelle <bmatzelle_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-07-24 19:48:52 CEST

--- Alexander Mueller <alex@littleblue.de> wrote:
> So I searched for native alternatives like using a C++ cross
> platform
> framework. Tried FLTK. But this is ugly. Then i found wxWindows and
> though "WOAAA". Looked great and seemed to be in active
> development.

I agree, wxWindows is very impressive. TortoiseCVS is written in

> One could ask why invent the wheel again and again, since there are
> such great GUI clients like WinCvs and MacCvs. But, the fact is,
> they arent great clients form a developpers point of view:
> - there is not a cross platform framework, so a lot of code
> is very very platform specific like the windows frontend
> being and mfc application
> - WinCvs is very CVS specific and there is a lot of tweaking
> to connect cvs to WinCvs
> - I got the feeling the amount of code in WinCVS got so plenty,
> developpers lost track of concepts or ideas. So each time
> there is a new release WinCvs gets slower and slower caused
> by filesystem rescans and updates. Maybe they say,
> modern PCs are fast enough so this is no issue.
> All of this lead to the wish to build a SVN GUI from scratch
> (codename "rapidsvn") with following features:
> - C++
> - cross platform
> - using modern concepts like Model-View-Controller to represent
> the subversion tree and states.
> What do you people think?

I think that this is a very good idea. I have been trying to do
something like this with Paul Marculescu's wxWindows client.


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