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Re: [Subclipse-users] Improvement: Comparing two branches

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-02 16:39:58 CEST

On 4/2/07, Reinhard Brandstädter <reinhard.brandstaedter@jku.at> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I notice that subclipse goes through a lot of work when comparing two
> branches
> (say two trees with lots of folders and files in it). Every single folder
> is
> iterated and finally a compare view is shown.
>
> The svn client has the ability to summarize compares, this means only
> showing
> the modified paths but not details. This is way faster and sometimes the
> only
> thing a end-user wants to see.
>
> I think it would be a nice feature to add this summarize-compare to
> subclipse.
> And after this summarize compare is done the user can selectively compare
> the
> files he's interested in (just like in the commit dialogue).
>
> This is maybe the same operation as with the synchronize view but with a
> selectable destination path (url).

I have had the same thoughts and think it would be great too. Hopefully
someone will submit a patch for it.

The summarize option was not available in JavaHL with 1.4, so you would have
to use the trunk JavaHL code to look at it.

The other way to do this that I was hoping would be implemented some day was
that we could just use svn diff and give the diff file to Eclipse engine to
produce the UI.

-- 
Thanks
Mark Phippard
http://markphip.blogspot.com/
Received on Mon Apr 2 16:40:09 2007

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