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Re: svn commit: r31511 - in branches/tree-conflicts: . subversion/include subversion/libsvn_wc subversion/svn subversion/tests/libsvn_wc

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 17:38:54 +0200

On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 10:59:20AM -0400, Mark Phippard wrote:
> On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 10:53 AM, Julian Foad
> <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com> wrote:
> > Stefan Sperling wrote:
> >>
> >> On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 02:14:55PM +0100, Julian Foad wrote:
> >>
> >>> Sorry if this feels like I'm overriding some of your decisions. Let me
> >>> know if my reasoning makes sense.
> >>
> >>
> >> It does make sense. However, we already know that people want
> >> tree conflicts to work with TortoiseSVN. Now, the Tortoise developers
> >> could either invent their own human readable descriptions, or use an
> >> API we provide (and which our command line client is using).
> >
> > True. I just think it is highly unlikely that Tortoise or any GUI would want
> > to use the exact same text that "svn" uses. As a user of Tortoise, I would
> > want to see the conflicts in a multi-column list or something like that
> > rather than as long strings of plain text. Even if there was to be a
> > long-text pop-up description when I hover my mouse pointer over a conflict
> > in the list, I still think it is unlikely that I'd want the wording of that
> > description to be the same as what "svn" gives.
> >
> > But only TortoiseSVN or other client authors could definitively answer this.
> Speaking as one of these authors, the best I can say right now is "I
> don't know". Ideally I'd probably want an API that makes available to
> me all of the conflict information I need to make my own UI. The type
> of conflict, and any relevant data I need to give the user to resolve
> it etc.

Right. Let's go Julian's route then, he seems to be on the right track!


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