SteveKing <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote on 10/27/2004 03:54:21 PM:
> At the beginning of this discussion/thread, I was completely with you.
> But then (you might have noticed) there were some posts which already
> dealt with how to implement this. Just to refresh your memory a little
> (no offense):
> - authentication
> - the %USER% variable for the URL
> - and then some more ideas on how to further "improve" it with
> sorting/filtering/... the issue list.
> That's when it hit me: this would never end until TSVN would be a
> complete front end for the issue tracker. And that's when I decided to
> drop that idea and just fire up the browser - after all most issue
> trackers already use the browser as frontend.
> Even with all the good ideas floating around here, we have to keep
> concentrating on the fact that we're talking about Subversion clients
> here, not bugtracking clients. And that's what we should work on and
> spend our time: improving TSVN as a Subversion client.
As nice as it would be to have these features, I agree 100% with your
Also, just an fyi as maybe this will come up some day. Our issue tracker
has 3 UI's (actually 4 if you count legacy green screen). We have a
Windows UI, browser UI, and Eclipse UI. What I did was I created a small
Windows program that I register as a URL protocol handler. I then enter
that as the URL in TSVN. When the user runs the URL, Windows runs our
program. In that program, I then detect what UI the user is running, and
direct them to that UI. So it might pop up a Windows dialog, a web
browser, or a dialog within Eclipse. To the user it is all transparent.
It was very easy to implement and I believe the basic concept is portable
across operating systems. We would just have to supply the protocol
handler for that OS. Anyway, just an idea if you ever get someone asking
for a way to invoke a Windows UI instead of a browser.
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