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Re: [TSVN] Trac/bugtraq - Ticket to Changeset link [was: Re: Trac [was: TortoiseSVN 1.1.1 released]]

From: SteveKing <stefankueng_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-10-27 15:59:26 CEST

On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 15:51:23 +0200, Lars Klose <lars.klose@klst.com> wrote:

> > - To keep things easy for the normal user, I recommend not using a
> > script which each user would have to install (for every subversion
> > client in use).
> > - Instead of a script, how about an URL pointing to a file which a
> > client can download, parse and get the open issues from that file.
> > Trac (or any other Bugtracking system) could generate that file on
> > request like a dynamic webpage.
> Good suggestion! I'd guess doing that in Trac wouldn't be very
> difficult, a similar report is readily available.
> > Problem here: what if that list is
> > 'protected', i.e. if you have to authenticate to just get that file?
> I have no idea what would be used inside TSVN to connect to the given
> URL - I don't have enough of a Windows background to judge here but I'd
> expect any component which could be used for that should be able to
> prompt the user with a password dialog. I'm assuming authentication is
> http/webserver-based.

Sure, the download would be made by using some browser module. It's no
problem for TSVN on Windows, because I know how to use the IE control
for that. But I don't know how other clients on Linux/MacOSX would do

> > On the other hand: it's not much work for a user to open a webbrowser
> > and check the list of open tickets/issues with the browser....
> True - this would really be more of a convenience feature than an
> absolutely needed one. Maybe something which could be added to the long
> term road-map?
> Thinking about it a bit more I'd say only a list of issue numbers
> wouldn't be sufficient - you'd still have to look up which one you want
> in the browser. But it would be worth it if the list would consist of
> number + ticket title/abstract. The whole point is not being forced to
> remember ticket numbers or to look them up, in contrast remembering the
> approximate abstract is easy.

- Issue/ticket number
- title/subject of the ticken
- URL to the ticket, if more information is needed.

But not more. For more, the URL and the browser should be used and not
a Subversion client.


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