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Re: Revision graph revisited

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-02-08 19:47:04 CET

Hans-Emil Skogh wrote:
> I have always seen the Revision graph as a strange beast, but it’s
> quickly growing into a powerful ally with the changes in the latest
> nightlies.
> However, the layout of the graph is a complicated matter. We have
> already had suggestions on the list to collapse columns, where Steve
> replied that it would be hard to do because of their complexity.
> I would go as far as to suggest that there are two different cases that
> have to be handled when laying out a revision graph. Sometimes it’s
> highly practical when multiple different paths end up in the same column
> (tags for example) and otherwise one would like to keep each unique path
> in a unique column (typically with branches). Unique columns would also
> facilitate collapsing/folding.
> Now the revgraph creates good layout (imho) for graphs showing tags, but
> less good for complicated branching or copying. I have attached a word
> document containing two takes on a revision history graph for a file
> with many copies. (Sorry about the word document, it was the only half
> way decent way I could edit the wmf-file… :-/ ) The graph generated by
> the revgraph is hard to read and not very suitable for the information
> being presented. The modified one contains exactly the same information,
> but with each unique path in a separate column. (Columns being generated
> left to right where columns are ordered in order of creation.)
> I would suggest to either having a way to manually switch how the layout
> is done, or (preferably) stack typical tags (with no modifications) in a
> single column and let branches (with modifications) have unique columns.

So, I've implemented a first draft of this. But now I've got a little
if each url get's its own column in the graph, it will look *really*
awful for e.g. the /tags/ folder. Think about it: each tag will get its
own column.

Do you have a suggestion on how to prevent this or make the graph look


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