I understand, that this is a subversion issues and not a subclipse one. As
described in a previous email, I would like to move from cvs to subversion
but for us it is a must that we can compare files with tags easily (like the
cvs plugin does it).
It can take a long time until subversion has a better support for that and I
thought it should be easy that the user can define tag aliases via a dialog
I know that this is probably not a great concept but should be easy to
>From: Mark Phippard [mailto:MarkP@softlanding.com]
>Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2005 2:16 AM
>Subject: RE: Idea to emulate CVS tags.
>> 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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