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Re: weakness in locking UI

From: Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-01-04 18:24:44 CET

On Wed, 2006-01-04 at 11:16 -0600, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> This would certainly fix the annoying "have to type the whole URL"
> problem that 'svn info URL' presents. But I still think we need the
> ability to fetch a locks-report somehow. Maybe it's as simple as 'svn
> st -u' getting a lock-owner field.

As I mentioned in IRC, I don't like the idea of 'svn st' getting a lock-
owner field because in the -v case, that would further push the path off
the right side of a typical 80-column display (the paths already start
in something like column 40). There are only so many piece of
information you throw at someone before the noise level is just too

I'd propose a simple 'lslock [-u]' subcommand, but there are those among
us who are frightened by growing the size of the command set (as if
folks have trouble wielding a Unix shell because of all those crazy
little commands you have to remember...).

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net> 
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Distributed Development On Demand

Received on Wed Jan 4 18:29:04 2006

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