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Re: TortoiseGIT.

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 10:57:16 +0100

2008/4/23 Nicholas Wourms <nwourms_at_gmail.com>:
> On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 11:29 AM, Tobias Schäfer <tobiasschaefer_at_gmx.de> wrote:
> > On Monday 21 April 2008 15:19:19 Richard Quadling wrote:
> > > Hi.
> > >
> > > One of the projects I use TortoiseSVN for has moved to GIT. Are there
> > > any plans for a TortoiseGIT?
> >
> > I haven't read about any discussions on this mailing list.
> > This is only project I am aware of: http://repo.or.cz/w/git-cheetah.git/
> > but it's still at the very beginning.
> >
> >
> > > Alternatively, would it be possible/feasible, to have a sort of 1 size
> > > fits all extension for CVS/SVN/GIT/xxx/yyy/zzz?
> > >
> > > Or a TortoiseGeneric with CSV/SVN/GIT/xxx/yyy/zzz plugins.
> > >
> > > Would be useful I think.
> >
> > This question has come up before. The consent was that the clients would not
> > have that much in common because the workflow is different in the various
> > version control systems. Coordinating the projects would be to much work.
> > You'll find more details in the archives.
> >
>
> But CVS and SVN workflows are similar enough, since the goal of svn
> was to preserve as much of the workflow as possible while improving
> the internals. Plus, TortoiseCVS is showing its age and probably would
> benefit from being retrofitted into TortoiseSVN's more modern gui
> interface. What is the barrier here? CvsNT has been modularized to the
> extent that requiring spawning of cvs.exe is no longer necessary. Both
> projects make use of putty for ssh activities. It seems like it would
> work nicely. Also, consolidation would be optimal in this case, since
> having more shell extensions tend to make explorer slower to respond.

Well, this is an open source project. Just go ahead and add CVS
support. I think when you dig a bit deeper you will find it is not at
all easy. CVS and SVN were designed to have a similar command line
interface, but that's about as far as it goes.

Simon

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