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Re: [TSVN] Starting RepoBrowser using TortoiseProc and svn: link

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2005-08-09 18:22:21 CEST

Kirk Lapray wrote:
> When I click on a link that starts with svn: the RepoBrowser URL
> dialog opens, but it is blank. After looking into this more it looks
> like when TortoiseProc is called to start a checkout the corresponding
> tsvn: is remove from the beginning of the URL, but when starting the
> RepoBrowser svn: is not remove from the beginning of the URL. This
> makes it impossible to start the RepoBrowser and have it point to a
> http: URL. Since svn: is also a protocol I can see why it isn't

Yes, that's by design. We can't take over http URL's or we would get
killed, teared and feathered by thousands of TSVN users.

> automatically removed, but it would be nice if there was a solution so
> that it could be used with http: repositories. Either a different
> prefix could be used instead of svn:, or people that needed to access
> a svn: repository could just use svn:svn:// to access it.
> I hope this makes sense. I am trying to make starting the RepoBrowser
> at the correct location easier for users, but currently I am only
> getting the RepoBrowser URL screen without any URL. I would really
> like to have this RepoBrowser started at the correct URL.
> If I am overlooking something, or if there is another way to do this
> please let me know, otherwise I would really like to see this ability
> added.

I'm not sure what you want to do. If you have an URL like this:

<a href="svn://myserver.com/repo/trunk">Browse the repo</a>

the repository browser is opened with the correct URL as you would expect.
If you specify a http URL pointing to a repository, you don't need the
repository browser because every web browser can browse through the
repository just fine.

Then there's the 'tsvn:' urls, which open the checkout dialog.


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