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Re: Wanted: cvs update -d <modulename>

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: Wanted: cvs update -d <modulename>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 18:01:15 -0500 (EST)

[ On Friday, November 30, 2001 at 16:11:07 (-0500), Austin Ziegler wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Wanted: cvs update -d <modulename>
> Which doesn't help if you have a multi-platform and/or multi-tool system.
> IDEs are good at what they do, and should integrate nicely with existing
> version control policies and tools -- but the tools themselves shouldn't
> make the task harder than necessary.

Unfortunately most IDE designers seem to have no clue about version
control of any kind and they seem to have a keen knack for making the
task of integrating with any normal file-based versioning tool almost
infinitely harder.  What's easy for an IDE seems to be fundamentally at
conflict with what's easy for a traditional file-based version control
tool (esp. one like CVS).

On the other hand an IDE should, by it's very definition of being an
"_Integrated_ Development _Environment_" should provide _integrated_
version control too.  Idealy it should be flexible enough to implement a
decent range of version control policies, but any integration with an
external version control tool is necessarily going to require special
effort, perhaps on both sides of the fence.

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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