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Re: GUI client that checks out 1 file?

From: Phil R Lawrence
Subject: Re: GUI client that checks out 1 file?
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 15:42:58 -0500
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Todd Denniston wrote:
Phil R Lawrence wrote:


Command Line <> GUI.  My department wants a GUI that allows graphical
browsing of the repository tree and the ability to check out individual

Why do they want to check out individual files? (this might help
> us come up with a better answer for you)
Well, most of what we do is on a file-by-file basis. For example, we have directories full of nothing but SQL files. Each file contains the SQL needed to generate one of the Oracle views used by our ERP. There are *hundreds* of these source SQL files.

If we need to tweak one of these SQL files, it would be onerous to checkout all the other, unrelated files.

Is that a good example? We don't write much compiled code around here... the traditional "project" paradigm doesn't seem to fit for us.

> [SNIP] ...Even when you checkout a single file with CVS it makes
> the directory structure up to the file.
And that's no problem. In fact, I can type the full path into Tortoise CVS and it does just that (creates the dir structure empty except for specified file). So Tortoise CVS is the best so far for us, only it lacks the nice ability to browse the repository tree. Eclipse offers the nicest repository browser, but has no way to specify just one file.

Thanks very much for your response. If my comments have clarified the issue, I look forward to any other suggestions.


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