CVS Like It Should Be

I love the CVS support in NetBeans 5.0! It took a couple of weeks to adjust, but once I really started using it, I became hooked.

Here's my favorite new idiom. In our product team, we keep a change log, where every committer puts an entry for every check-in. Using NetBeans 5.0, to see what someone else changed before I do an update, I:

  1. CVS > Update on the change log
  2. CVS > Search History on the change log
  3. Find the commit in which I'm interested
  4. Click the Find Commit in: "<project>" link

And, voilà! I get a list of all the files that were changed in that check-in. Better yet, I can click the Diff button and see the changes that were made to those files during that check-in. Try doing that from the command line!

Comments:

CVS is so old and clunky. Subversion (SVN) is in so many ways far superior. It'll be nice to see SVN as the default.

Posted by Michael Lee on May 05, 2006 at 05:03 AM PDT #

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