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FW: WinCVS

From: <dthomas_at_cogitoinc.com>
Date: 2004-10-21 19:59:58 CEST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Collins-Sussman [mailto:sussman@collab.net]
> Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 11:34 AM

>
> 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.

Thank you for letting me know, I'm looking for positive responses, not negative ones, unless someone knows for sure noone is pursuing this.

>
> 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>
>

I did not express my motivation for my question and therefore did not elicit anyone's opinions. Your opinion, though relevent to you, does not even come close to addressing my motivation.

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