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RE: Using WinCVS with OSX App - possible?

From: Arthur Barrett
Subject: RE: Using WinCVS with OSX App - possible?
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 12:27:35 +1100

Hi Adam,

WinCVS / MacCVS has it's own mailing list just go to the main WinCVS
site and follow the links (it's a yahoo group I think).

WinCVS and MacCVS are both 'gui front ends' to CVSNT.  The company I
work for do all the public releases of CVSNT since 2004, and have
contributed to the WinCVS and MacCVS projects.  MacCVS wont run on Lion,
because it contains some PowerPC libraries (which requires rosetta,
which Lion doesn't have).  We're working on a replacement with the same
developers who were responsible for MacCVS, but it's not currently

I'm surprised you want the 'macros'.  Well sorta surprised, I know many
people spent a lot of times writing complex macros and like(d) them.
Our focus has been on improving the core CVSNT itself so (as much as
possible) fancy macros and scripts are not needed - that it delivers the
functionality you need out of the box.  And we've been taking this
approach with the 'new' MacCVS - put in the features, rather than make
everyone learn macros.

If you've got time, please send me your 'top 10' list of features
(things you'd otherwise use a macro for) that you'd like to see in a new
'MacCVS' client.

Unfortunately we've only got limited resources and so the new MacCVS is
currently on the backburner, but if we knew lots of people were hanging
out for it...

Finally - I don't use parallels, I use fusion, but there are probably
better ways of doing what you want (starting a ac app from within the
VM) than using the cron job.  The correct place to ask would be the
vendors forum (though I would phrase it as generically as possible, eg:
how do I right click a '.doc' file in 'explorer' and have it open in
office for mac or iwork?).  I know vmware has a 'integrated' mode, where
a windows app (like wincvs) just 'looks like' a mac app - so this is
bound to be a reasonably common question.  I know in Fusion it's easy to
do the reverse - open a mac file in a windows app...



> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
> address@hidden 
> [mailto:address@hidden
> org] On Behalf Of Adam Fialkov
> Sent: Wednesday, 2 May 2012 2:45 AM
> To: Mike Glasspool
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: Using WinCVS with OSX App - possible?
> Thanks for the reply, Mike. You're right, that does sound 
> like a long way to go to get there...I'd love to instead use 
> an OSX-native CVS client, but haven't been able to find a 
> good one that has an easy GUI and will allow me to use the 
> Macros I have set up in WinCVS. I used MacCVS for a while 
> back in the day, but I haven't been able to dig up a recent 
> version of it to download and try out with Lion. I will give 
> Eclipse a look.
> On May 1, 2012, at 9:09 AM, Mike Glasspool wrote:
> > So let me get this right, you are running in the Windows 
> environment 'bubble' - that really has no reach into the 
> MacOS 'bubble' except for filesystem?
> > 
> > If that's the case, it's going to be a real hack, but write 
> a cron-job that runs often on the MacOS side of things that 
> reads a text file and deletes it - opens the file in Coda. 
> Write a windows script/executable to write the file. So you 
> have a consumer/provider relationship.
> > 
> > It's a total hack though and probably very inefficient. I'd 
> just use a Windows-based editor and get over with it :) Or 
> use a CVS utility for Mac. I like Eclipse for my environment 
> and I think it runs on a Mac. It has CVS hooks into the IDE.
> > 
> > Mike
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: 
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>] On Behalf Of OSXSyncer
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 12:03 PM
> > To: address@hidden
> > Subject: Using WinCVS with OSX App - possible?
> > 
> > I use Coda to edit files I work with in WinCVS .. I'm 
> running Windows Vista with Parallels over Mac OSX. I'd like 
> to be able to use the contextual menu for 'edit with editor' 
> to open .jsp files in Coda, on the Mac side. I know this is a 
> pretty random question - any chance someone out there has 
> figured out a workaround to be able to do this?
> > When you browse MAC applications through Windows Explorer, 
> you can't get to an executable to point the shortcut to. Thanks!
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