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RE: [TSVN] Re: I blame you for my pain!

From: Hughes, Bill <Bill.Hughes_at_cox.co.uk>
Date: 2004-11-04 12:52:54 CET

Simon Large wrote:
> Not true. Colouring is based on rev _and_ author - look at the help
> file. I think omitting the author would create more questions
> about why the colouring appears inconsistent.
That's not what I see. When I look at a file in blame that only I have
changed I still get the colouring even though the author for all revisions
is the same.
There's also the point that you don't need to show the author to use it for

> And of course the whole point of Blame is to find someone to throw
> rotten tomatoes at, which is no good if they are hiding in
> the hint box ;-)
That too, but I also use blame for tracking down a history of changes to the
file - how did this code get to this point. It's not only useful for finding
targets :-)
>>> I'm keeping this simple. If you would like to supply a patch ...
>> I'd love to, but I'm not in a position to do that, unfortunately.
>> This may change (I hope), but not for now, apart from anything else I
>> don't have Visual Studio.
> Nor do I. I downloaded VC++ and the platform SDK from the MS web site.
> However, I would not recommend that unless you have a unlimited
> bandwidth and patience - its about 250MB. Maybe easier to order the
> (allegedly) low cost CD.
I think I got a little confused then - I presume it's TSVN itself that won't
build with the toolkit and sdk?
I have the vc++ toolkit but the firewall blocks the sdk for some reason I
can't fathom.
>> The other suggestion was to split the window into two panes, but this
>> may be even more effort than adding a second window.
>> In summary, I suggest having the (main) blame window showing the
>> revision and line numbers in addition to the lines from the file. The
>> comment, author, date and time could all be shown in the pop-up.
>> A list of the revisions, with associated author, date and time could
>> be shown in a pane within the blame window.
> Adding _any_ windows control in TBlame is hard work because
> there is no MFC to help you, just raw Windows API. That means you can
> do simple changes using just the free tools, but it also limits the
> bigger changes. Is this the GUI equivalent of assembler?
Sounds like it to me!
Having said that I agree with Amir's comment - the API is very powerful,
I've had to use it from VBA to hack a lot of stuff together as I don't have
a full copy of VB. It would be more convenient to have VB but VBA can be
made to do virtually everything using API calls and it's not that hard, just
slow. I can't create .exe or .dll though :-(


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