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Re: proposal: diff preview for gui client

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2005-06-17 19:24:09 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:

> So in svn 1.2, cmpilato changed 'svn merge' to request one of our old-
> fashioned tree-delta reports, one which we used to call a "skelta".
> It's a tree-delta without any text-deltas, just a description of
> which files need to be fetched. 'svn merge' now quickly sucks the
> whole skelta into a tmpfile, then parses the skelta slowly, doing
> svn_ra_get_file()'s as needed.

Are you referring to issue 2048? That's an ra_dav specific change, it
doesn't really change the RA interface to the client.

> So it sounds like we don't need a new RA function here at all, do we?
> 'svn merge' is already doing this very thing, so it must be already
> possible.

I think we need a new RA interface to expose the skelta.

Philip Martin
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