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Re: UI needs some data questions

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_newton.collab.net>
Date: 2000-12-21 18:01:17 CET

All these things are being done in my GnomeSVN interface.

So far it's just a tree-browser that examines a working copy. For
each object, the table-column-headings are:

Name
Size
ModTime
Props?
Status

The `Status' field comes from reading the SVN/ admin info. Modified
files have an `M' there, conflicted files have a `C', and so on.

Bill Tutt <billtut@microsoft.com> writes:

> Given that SVN doesn't support a working directory model (like VSS), or a
> client view mapping like Perforce (and possibly others), the exploring left
> hand pane of a UI client is going to have to browse the normal file system,
> and try and provide enough helpful user interface to deal with that fact.
>
> While thinking about this, I came up with some questions that the UI needs
> to ask either the libsvn_client, or libsvn_wc bits.
>
> What is the Working Copy Rev# of file A?
> What is the Last Modified Date of the Working Copy Rev# we have for file A?
>
> Answering these two questions lets us determine "Has this been touched",
> which in turn lets us do something pretty in the file list part of the UI.
>
> One more additional question:
> Does this directory have valid SVN meta-data?
>
> This allows us to differentiate between folders in the file system that are
> Working Copy directories, and those that are normal file system directories
> in the UI. Which is fairly important given my first statement.
>
> Thanks,
> Bill
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:17 2006

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