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Re: RFE: support for progress estimates during initial checkout

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-16 17:42:49 CEST

Mark Phippard wrote:
> "Erik Huelsmann" <ehuels@gmail.com> wrote on 09/16/2006 03:03:43 AM:
>> The latest API docs are here: http://svn.collab.net/svn-doxygen/
>> The TSVN guys could have told you that it's because of lack of support
>> for it in the neon llibrary, because we have told them before that our
>> libraries don't support it because our dependencies don't...
> Is that a valid excuse? You guys enhance and fix problems in APR all the
> time, why not Neon? This is a legitimate feature that would also improve
> the command line client.
> Also, Neon does at least have API to say the bytes transferred and it was
> the TSVN guys that enhanced SVN to support this in the API. None of the

And that's all that's required of neon. It can't do more. To get more
detailed progress information, the Subversion library has to add that
part. Neon only knows about transferred bytes.

> SVN developers have stepped up to add equivalent support to the svn:// and
> file:// protocols which are completely in your control.

FYI: issue 901 (http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=901)
was opened four(!) years ago.

> I wouldn't have even posted to this thread, but I did not really like the
> finger-pointing. Yes, the libraries you use do not have support for this
> feature currently, but if users do not repeatedly ask you for it, then how
> are you ever going to know people want it?

Even worse: even for new libraries this feature is ignored. Serf (a
replacement for neon, written by Subversion developers does not provide
such information. While I can understand that adding such a feature is a
lot of work, I can't understand why it wasn't added for a library
written from scratch.


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