[drupal-devel] Re: [contributions(DRUPAL-4-5):sheldon]

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 23:13:49 UTC 2005

That's nice when a PC fits into your workflow, but when you're on a
portamac, TortoiseCVS is simply not an option.

Not that I'm suggesting an alternative, except, perhaps, running your
own personal Drumm 2.0.


On Apr 5, 2005 12:39 PM, Eric Scouten <drupal.org at list.ericscouten.com> wrote:
> Jeremy Epstein wrote:
> > On Apr 5, 2005 1:54 AM, Sheldon Rampton <sheldon at prwatch.org> wrote:
> >
> >>Based on my experience, I would recommend revising the contributor's
> >>guide so it doesn't advise Macintosh users to use CVL. Since I don't
> >>use Windows, I don't know whether continuing to recommend TortoiseCVS
> >>is a good idea, ...
> > I'm a full-time Windows user (and ashamed of it, as I should be), so I
> > followed the advice in the Drupal handbook, and used TortoiseCVS to
> > access the repository. ...
> >
> > When I got my CVS contrib account, I tried using TortoiseCVS to make
> > my first commit. ...
> >
> > I would advise all my fellow newbie-contributors to do the same thing:
> > only make commits using command-line CVS! Especially since the
> > handbook (to date) only has instructions for making commits using the
> > command-line utility.
> Let me offer a counterpoint.
> I don't use CVS in my day-to-day work (I much prefer the commercial
> software Perforce), so my goal is to learn as little CVS as possible to
> download Drupal and make my occasional contributions back.
> In the year and half that I've been involved with the Drupal project,
> every single CVS update *and commit* that I've made against the Drupal
> CVS server has been made with TortoiseCVS. As far as I can tell, they've
> always had exactly the effect I had intended. My work has shifted lately
> from Windows to Mac, but I continue to come back to Windows specifically
> for my downloads and uploads with Tortoise.
> Highly recommended.
> -Eric

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