> My problem is that under CVS (from eclipse) I can compare a working copy
of a file with any tag of
> the repository (just a mouse click) but with subclipse I can do that only
with revision numbers
> (such as 1256) and that is not convenient.
That is just because we have not implemented a Compare with Branch/Tag
feature yet. It doesn't mean we need to invent some new concept to do it.
When the feature is implemented, I would imagine we would just have a
dialog where you told us th URL to compare with. Just like the Branch/Tag
and Switch dialogs.
I imagine no one has tackled this yet because they want to do it
efficiently, and cannot figure out how to do so. For example, Subversion
can give us the differences in unified diff format pretty efficiently, but
the Eclipse compare engine does not allow us to just past that info to it.
To use the Eclipse GUI, I think we have to essentially do a full checkout
of the target URL and the let Eclipse compare them. Perhaps it can be done
slightly more efficiently by running the svn ls command on the target URL
and then only downloading the files where the revision number is different
from the WC.
A problem here is that by not allowing Subversion to do the compare, I do
not know that the feature would be able to take advantage of Subversion's
ability to maintain the relationship between files that are moved or
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