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Re: Newbie Questions

From: Holger Stratmann <tigris_at_finch.de>
Date: 2006-01-09 22:23:11 CET

> Great. Thank you.

I think the clients are quite easy to install and test (should be
anyway). Just try two or three and see which one you like best.
If you're using editors like UltraEdit, you're rather unlikely to find
"integrated support" for Subversion there...

> What are the advantages of a web interface versus a native Windows GUI
> interface? I find that for MySQL a native app is faster and easier to
> use than myPhpAdmin.

Well, "in theory", there's nothing a web interface can do a native
Windows GUI wouldn't be able to do (better).
In practice, however, they tend to display different information because
they serve different purposes. The web interfaces I was talking about
are made for "browsing" the repository.
Looking which files are in which directories, who last changed them and
what they did. Windows clients don't usually do that kind of stuff
without checking out that directory (which you often don't want to do).

> You boys seemed to make quite a discussion of web interfaces

Yes, and there was apparently only one point we really agreed on *g*:
"It depends" (on what you want to do with it).

If you're editing script files with few dependencies (?) between them,
you might not need a web interface (however, I usually like the "diff"
in the web interfaces better than those in native clients - again:
especially diffs between two past revisions which you do not have in
your local working copy).
As I said: One important feature for me is: Which files were changed in
revision x? My Windows clients don't tell me, my web interface does.

> Aside from that they are accessible from any location (which is not of
> interest to me) is there any advantage to them?

Well actually... why would the web interface be available from more
locations than the repository itself? That was sometimes true for CVS,
but is just a matter of configuration for Subversion.

Just have fun trying lots of stuff :-)


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