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color code CVS files - a must have to be useful


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We like what we are seeing now with integrated CVS, HOWEVER there is one crucial feature missing that is stopping us from ordering it for our development team. Currently, there is no way to determine what files are modified and what are not when you are in "workplace view" while using CVS. This means that all files appear the same unlike WinCVS which distinctly color codes modified files for easier viewing.

This may not sound like a big deal, but when we are managing our product with over 500 files, it is very important for our developers to see visually which files they are working on that have actually changed in their sandbox AND that they need to CVS Commit to the master repository.

I mentioned WinCVS because they do a great job at this. If you modify a file and do not check it in, it will remain a different color that files that are not modified. This makes a world of difference when you are working on a project locally for testing and then need to checking only the modified files, example checking 10 files out of 500...but you do not show us which 10 have been modified. Sad

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yeah, this functionality is a good stuff to think about for future version.
Currently, you can run status command to see if a file or directory/project content differs from repository. Also appropriate symbols are shown in the leftmost position for each file, see Log window.
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The more visual queues you can give, the better. As soon as this is in there, you will have a few more sales from our company! Smile

Until then, good ole WinCVS will do just fine.

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