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Re: rcs graphical gui?

From: Gerhard Sittig
Subject: Re: rcs graphical gui?
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2001 20:24:46 +0200

On Fri, Jun 29, 2001 at 08:04 +0100, Ian Gilmour wrote:
> [ ... RCS frontends for command line challenged users ... ]
> Thanks, I know about (X)emacs capabilities, I use it all the
> time myself.  But I was looking for something more standalone,
> that possibly integrates with tkdiff. Not all our users use
> (x)emacs, and they might find the learning curve less user
> friendly than driving rcs from the command line.

Dummy question:  Would this be a bad result of your research if
they recognized how simple and easy to use RCS is? :>

I have a hard time to accept that any kind of UI (especially the
G ones) automatically are "better", "more productive" or even
"intuitive".  The latest discussion on word processing methods is
a good example.  As well as all the "intuitive" mail frontends
which are said to be easier to use while degrading the usability
for the poor recipients who get this hard to handle crap.
Looking easy doesn't always mean being easy ...

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