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Re: Feature Request: Colored log

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2006-09-21 23:48:16 CEST

SebastianUnger@eaton.com wrote:
> Regex' don't do the job, that I had in mind, as the scripts actually
> have to change the colour of a line, once that rev has been build.
> As far as speed goes, don't you already have to talk to the server to
> get the log property? I know nothing about the internals of SVN server
> comms, but I would have hoped, that you can in the same round trip get
> any and all properties you need.

No. The call we use is equivalent to svn log -v, which gets log message
and author, changed files, etc in a single call. You would need a
separate call (svn propget --revprop -rN) for *each* revision to pick up
a specific rev-prop.

> Also, I guess, if you made the feature
> optional, then the danger of people chasing you would be reduced and
> even if they track you down, you would always have the defence of "Well
> YOU turned it on, didn't you?!"

You mean there's a way to stop people reading the revprops?

> I know it's very much a nice to have feature, but for us it would be,
> well, nice to have. ;-)

The only way this could work efficiently would be for your program to
add a line to the revision's log message, which is a bit risky. In that
case you could use some sort of coding like that which is used for
*bold* and _underline_, or use a regex to pick out special information
in the same way we do for bugtraq properties. This could also be used
for colour coding revisions according to whether they are bugfixes, new
features, cleanup, etc. But it all sounds like a lot of work.


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