[PROPOSAL] cvs support in KDE

Christian Loose christian.loose at hamburg.de
Sun Jan 19 17:31:01 GMT 2003

Am Freitag, 17. Januar 2003 15:36 schrieb George Staikos:
> On Friday 17 January 2003 07:15, Christian Loose wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > I want to propose a more organized effort to add a system-wide support
> > for CVS (and other vcs like Subversion) to KDE. Right now we have a lot
> > of code duplication.
> >
> > - Cervisia with its new CVS DCOP service
> > - KDevelop with cvs and svn part
> > - KBabel with libcvs
> > - Quanta uses Cervisia (AFAIK)
> > - and in the future maybe more (Kate, KFileDialog?)
> >
> > The two parts that might be interesting for code reuse (IMO) are a layer
> > which provides easy access to the functionality of the command line
> > client and a GUI layer with the dialogs to display the data (like the
> > Browse Log dialog of Cervisia).
>   I thought about this too.  I think the killer implementation would be one
> in kfiledialog.  If kfd had cvs integrated....  it would basically make all
> apps cvs capable, and it would make cvs truly transparent I think.

I agree that this would be a killer feature but I see this more as a second 
step. IMO the first step should be to remove the code duplication and to 
provide an easy to use interface to cvs or even better to several version 
control systems.


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