I'm now experimenting with various Windows CVS clients to see which best suits my needs for RSS Bandit development. So far I have tried WinCVS which seems OK and I'm about to evaluate Tortoise CVS which Torsten seems very happy with.

Later on I'll experiment with CVS plugins that are integrated into Visual Studio such as Jalindi Igloo or the SCC Plugin for Tortoise CVS. I never got to use the Visual Studio plugin for GotDotNet workspaces when RSS Bandit was hosted there because the original IDE I started developing RSS Bandit (Visual C# 2002 standard edition) with did not support said plugin so I am curious as to what development with source repository access as part of the IDE feels like.


Monday, December 15, 2003 5:15:19 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
That last sentence is interesting. What setup do you use in your day job (System.XML)? I'm at the point where an IDE w/o integrated source control is just not viable as a development environment, at least for the day job.
Monday, December 15, 2003 5:30:41 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
My dayjob doesn't involve writing code to any signficant degree besides code samples so I use Emacs for the most part.
Monday, December 15, 2003 7:12:31 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
I've been using the http://www.pushok.com/ CVS SCC plugin for VS.Net - An I've been very satisfied with it, for both web and winform development.
Monday, December 15, 2003 7:19:23 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Integrated CVS is cool, if it works properly. I've found the plug-ins for CVS often limit you. I'm using SmartCVS right now and am quite happy with it. http://www.smartcvs.com/
Tuesday, December 16, 2003 7:24:02 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
WinCVS works best for me. My projects at work involve the use of multiple compilers, source trees, and all sorts of misc. supporting docs. WinCVS lets me ride herd on the whole mess pretty well from a single vantage point, and much more efficiently than using the command line CVS client.
Tuesday, December 16, 2003 8:24:01 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
I use TortoiseCVS and have completely given up on IDE integration. I just don't need it. It isn't that hard to right click on a folder in Explorer and choose Update or Commit.
Wednesday, December 17, 2003 12:08:39 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
+1 for tortoise. I've never found ide integration particularly satisfying especially the implementation in visual studio using the SCC interfaces.
Interestingly the best integrated source control for vs.net I've found is the anksvn project [1] which completely bypasses the SCC interfaces and is the better for it.

don't bother touching igloo - its the flakiest of all that I've tried.

[1] http://ankhsvn.tigris.org/screenshots.html
Ian MacLean
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