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Re: WinCVS

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-10-21 19:34:22 CEST

On Oct 21, 2004, at 12:16 PM, <dthomas@cogitoinc.com> wrote:

> I have searched for possible answers to my question and not found
> any.  What I'm wondering is if anyone (or if you know anyone) has
> started to modify WinCVS to work with Subversion?  Please don't
> respond about TortoiseSVN or other GUI apps.
>  
>

I don't know anyone who has started such a thing. I shudder at the
thought.

WinCVS has a horrible reputation, and IMO is a horrible GUI. It's just
a wrapper around the CVS commandline client. It doesn't make the CVS
commandline client any simpler for GUI users -- it just has dozens of
visual switches for all the commandline client options. It's ugly and
confusing, and defeats the whole purpose of GUI-ness.

That's why svn has a clean C API -- to *deliberately* prevent people
from having to write another GUI like WinCVS.
</rant>

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