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Re: [Subclipse-dev] First "history as revision graph" screenshot

From: Alberto Gimeno <gimenete_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 18:15:18 +0200

I like the idea of being able to select two nodes and make a patch or
open a diff viewer. And being able to do some other SVN stuff in the
graph. I don't know at the moment if Draw2d will be enough for these
tasks. However I have pointed, GEF is based on Draw2d so I'm going to
continue using it. If in the future I need GEF I won't have to make
several changes, I think.

Nevertheless my focus now is in the cache. I see the graph as a little
hack, just something to see what is happening.

And, Mark, ok, it would be better to start committing my work. I
created an account (username: "gimenete") some weeks ago in tigris.org

I have called the plugin "org.tigris.subversion.subclipse.graph". Do you agree?

Thanks

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 4:48 PM, Eugene Kuleshov <eu_at_md.pp.ru> wrote:
> Alberto Gimeno wrote:
>>
>> By the way, the graph shown in the screenshot is based on Draw2d, not
>> GEF. However GEF is based on Draw2d. I think that GEF may not be
>> needed because the graph is read-only, we don't need to add, remove or
>> edit nodes. What do you think? GEF is an "editing framework" and we
>> don't need such editing capacities.
>>
>
> +1 for not using GEF.
>>
>> And a second thing, The graph is now shown in a separate window.
>> Should I show it in an Eclipse View instead? I think so but I'm not
>> sure... If shown in an Eclipse View it should refresh when the user
>> selects a different resource and I don't know if this will be ok for
>> the user experience since the graph may take some time to be drawn.
>> Although it runs in a separate thread it could be annoying.
>>
>
> This is the same question I just sent in other email. Here are few
> thoughts:
>
> - if graph takes time to be drawn or calculate it probably better to use
> explicit action to open it.
> - it may also make sense to consider using editor and not view. So you'll
> have more screen real estate and also can easily open more then one instance
> of the graph. The latter even more important if creating a graph is time
> consuming.
>
> As a future extension, History view could be linked to selection in the
> graph and show corresponding nodes. Also, you could allow to select nodes on
> the graph and run some operations on selected nodes, such as comparison or
> creating a patch.
>
> regards,
> Eugene
>
>
>
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