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RE: WinCVS General tab missing

From: Arthur Barrett
Subject: RE: WinCVS General tab missing
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 12:09:39 +1000


Further to my earlier e-mail here is a response form Jerzy Kaczorowski from the 
WinCVS bug tracker.

General tab is not missing - it was removed and replaced by the explicit option 
for commands that need it (e.g. import, checkout).

The settings of General tab were largely ignored anyway (the cause of notorious 
FAQ like "how do I change CVSROOT" or "I changed the settings and it didn't 
work") since the CVSROOT value is taken from the sandbox metadata anyway.

Current implementation also supplies fully automatic CVSROOT wizard based on 
"cvs info" command that is superior to the hardcoded approach of General tab. 
It will also remember and suggest values for any given (sub)folder if it was 
previously used so it very easy to operate and doesn't require re-typing
the same for consquent commands. "Type once use everywhere" approach.

BTW: cvs-info is not the best group to look for WinCvs help. It is much better 
to hand out in CvsGui group where this very topic was discussed already:


Arthur Barrett

-----Original Message-----
From:   address@hidden on behalf of Robert Lafond
Sent:   Sun 10/24/2004 11:16 PM
To:     address@hidden
Subject:        WinCVS General tab missing

Hi all,

  I am a newbe to the somewhat complicated world of CVS and just about every
single piece of information i could gather on the internet speaks of a
preference General panel where i could set my connection to the server's
repository. But on this Beta 21 (Build 1)  version of WinCVS i am
using as a client there is no such tab on the preference dialog box. ??? I
have a Globals, CVS, WinCVS and Command Dialogs tabs, but no General tab.

 Where do i set my connection ?


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