Tortoise (was RE: Fwd: [cvsnt] Re: CVSNT Authentication Issue)

Peter Crowther Peter.Crowther at
Sun Mar 12 22:35:47 GMT 2006

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> From: Bo Berglund 
> Tortoise is a strange product to me. I have used CVSNT command line 
> and WinCvs for about 5 years now, but out of curiosity I installed 
> Tortoise about a month and a half ago to look at it. I'm all confused 
> and I don't like the Tortoise paradigm one bit. I want to know when I 
> am working with CVS tasks by doing it from a CVS client (like WinCvs) 
> and when I am not I don't want it to interfere. 
> But Tortoise gets in the way everywhere, even when browsing the file 
> system in other applications (Open/Save dialogs) those wretched 
> Tortoise file icons clobber the GUI... 
Whereas I prefer it to WinCVS or the command line, having stuck with WinCVS for 18 months before installing Tortoise.  One of the reasons I prefer it is that it has these pervasive icons, so I can see the status of my file when I open or save :-).  I use WinCVS for some operations, but very few these days.
Different people like different tools, I guess.
- Peter

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