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RE: Re: Making subversion look pretty

From: Steve Dwire <sdwire_at_pcsigroup.com>
Date: 2003-11-04 16:06:08 CET

It's not about preserving the "simple look" of the current interface,
but about preserving the "simple look" of the current core code set.
ViewCVS will work as a web viewer for Subversion for those who care
about pretty web interfaces.

Some of us just want a simple repository server that works, and we'd
rather not have the core subversion timeline and milestone plan
cluttered by issues related to web presentation aesthetics. I echo the
sentiment of many others saying let the web prettiness be its own
separate project, as it currently is. (Focus, focus, focus...)

If a sufficiently large group believes that ViewCVS functionality is
important "out of the box", then they can build a new "box" that
installs both in one command. :-) (Oh, the joys of open source!)


-----Original Message-----
From: Mukund [mailto:mukund@tessna.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 6:53 AM
To: Ben Collins-Sussman
Cc: Daniel F Garcia; users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Making subversion look pretty

On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 10:51:16PM -0600, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-11-03 at 22:48, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> > It's all in the svn book here:
> >
> >
> >
> > Look for the part about "XSLT".
> I should also mention that the party line is basically, "this is as
> as standalone SVN will go; if you want more, install ViewCVS, which
> has subversion support."

I know you would eat my head for this :-) but IMHO the web based
interface which mod_dav_svn provides should include a full repository
viewer with features such as that ViewCVS provides.

What is the use of a HTML interface to the repository? Quick and dirty
way of browsing files? I think a repository maintenance software
should feature a ViewCVS-like interface in the HTML interface.

You can argue from perception that we'd be spoiling the "simple look" of
the current interface, but a featureful repository viewer should be part
of the Subversion distribution. Don't you think it would be convenient
provide such an interface for users, rather than the current "simple
look" ?

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