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[TSVN] Re: Re: I blame you for my pain!

From: Simon Large <slarge_at_blazepoint.co.uk>
Date: 2004-11-04 13:36:01 CET

Hughes, Bill wrote:
> Simon Large wrote:
>> Not true. Colouring is based on rev _and_ author - look at the help
>> file. I think omitting the author would create more questions
>> about why the colouring appears inconsistent.
> That's not what I see. When I look at a file in blame that only I have
> changed I still get the colouring even though the author for all
> revisions is the same.

Aaaagh! If you look at a file with 1 author, you won't see the different
authors come up in different colours. Let me quote from the manual:

  When you hover the mouse over a line in the blame info column,
  all lines with the same revision are shown with a darker
  background. (That's what you are seeing)

  Lines from other revisions which were changed by the same author
  are shown with a light background. (You missed this bit)

  If you left click on a line, all lines with the same revision
  are highlighted, and lines from other revisions by the same
  author are highlighted in a lighter colour.

Try looking at a file with multiple authors, like
tortoisesvn/doc/source/en/tsvn_preface.xml.

> There's also the point that you don't need to show the author to use
> it for colouring...

No, but it is then less obvious why the colouring is different.

> I think I got a little confused then - I presume it's TSVN itself
> that won't build with the toolkit and sdk?

Correct. You can only build TBlame and SubWCRev without the full
toolkit.

> I have the vc++ toolkit but the firewall blocks the sdk for some
> reason I can't fathom.

> Having said that I agree with Amir's comment - the API is very
> powerful...

... but my programming skills are not, well not in Windows anyway :-(
That's why I have only looked at the simple (pure C) parts rather than
the GUI which is not my area of expertise.

Simon

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