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Re: svn commit: r31511 - in branches/tree-conflicts: . subversion/include subversion/libsvn_wc subversion/svn subversion/tests/libsvn_wc

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 16:15:04 +0100

Mark Phippard wrote:
> On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 10:53 AM, Julian Foad
> <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com> wrote:
>
>>Stefan Sperling wrote:
>>
>>>On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 02:14:55PM +0100, Julian Foad wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>Sorry if this feels like I'm overriding some of your decisions. Let me
>>>>know if my reasoning makes sense.
>>>
>>>
>>>It does make sense. However, we already know that people want
>>>tree conflicts to work with TortoiseSVN. Now, the Tortoise developers
>>>could either invent their own human readable descriptions, or use an
>>>API we provide (and which our command line client is using).
>>
>>True. I just think it is highly unlikely that Tortoise or any GUI would want
>>to use the exact same text that "svn" uses. As a user of Tortoise, I would
>>want to see the conflicts in a multi-column list or something like that
>>rather than as long strings of plain text. Even if there was to be a
>>long-text pop-up description when I hover my mouse pointer over a conflict
>>in the list, I still think it is unlikely that I'd want the wording of that
>>description to be the same as what "svn" gives.
>>
>>But only TortoiseSVN or other client authors could definitively answer this.
>
>
> Speaking as one of these authors, the best I can say right now is "I
> don't know". Ideally I'd probably want an API that makes available to
> me all of the conflict information I need to make my own UI. The type
> of conflict, and any relevant data I need to give the user to resolve
> it etc.

Good: the interface that provides all the information in a software structure
is what you're getting. If you ever want to retrieve the exact same text string
that "svn" generates from the data, just ask and we can make that available too.

- Julian

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