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Suggestion: linkify revnums and issues in the CHANGES file

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_apache.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 10:01:25 +0100

It seems to me rather poor that readers of our CHANGES file have to manually follow references to revision numbers and issue numbers. Examples:
  - Server-side bugfixes:
    * svnadmin dump shouldn't canonicalize svn:date (issue #4767)
    * 'svnadmin verify --keep-going --quiet' shows an error summary (r1837790)

I have shortcuts defined in my browser for going to a revision or an issue by number, but must users don't, so I feel it is pretty unfriendly to them.

As the file format is pretty regular, would anyone care to contemplate post-processing it into HTML with the revision numbers and issue numbers as hyperlinks?

I would suggest keeping the current file format as the original and posting the processed version somewhere. A static link in the original (text file) could point to the canonical URL of the HTML version. Just a trunk version would be sufficient initially, updated at least at every release and preferably more often.

- Julian
Received on 2018-09-13 11:01:32 CEST

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