[svn.haxx.se] · SVN Dev · SVN Users · SVN Org · TSVN Dev · TSVN Users · Subclipse Dev · Subclipse Users · this month's index

Re: feature request: replace with -> base revision

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-08-05 19:46:20 CEST

Eugene Kuleshov <ekuleshov@gmail.com> wrote on 08/05/2005 01:29:29 PM:

> Note that CVS plugin also uses Sync view to show comparison between
> tags/branches/dates and also have commit sets feature enabled in that
> This is yet to be done for Subclipse... I know that Mark is going to say
> this information is awailable in SVN history view and I have to
> because it provide sligtly different slicing, which is less convenient
> practical experience.

First off, stop talking in absolutes. The way Eclipse does this for CVS
is more convenient in YOUR practical experience, that does not mean it is
the case for everyone. I agree that the way that Eclipse handles some of
these features in the CVS client is convenient compared to the CVS command
line or other CVS clients. I still would not touch branching in CVS with
a 10-foot pole. Yet I find branching, merging and tagging in Subversion
to be effortless and incredibly easy to understand. I know there are
hundreds if not thousands of people that have managed to do the same with
CVS, regardless of the client, I am just not one of them.

I don't think you will ever see any of these features in Subclipse. Not
because I do not want them, but because I think the underlying concepts
that they are using in the CVS UI do not map at all to how those same
features are implemented in Subversion. We also have to deal with the
"rules" of the Subversion working copy which are a LOT more rigid than
CVS. The Eclipse CVS developers have free reign to do just about anything
they want. We cannot do anything that the Subversion libraries do not

I am not against any of these features being added, I just do not think it
will be possible for someone to do.


Scanned for SoftLanding Systems, Inc. by IBM Email Security Management Services powered by MessageLabs.
Received on Sat Aug 6 03:46:20 2005

This is an archived mail posted to the Subclipse Users mailing list.

This site is subject to the Apache Privacy Policy and the Apache Public Forum Archive Policy.