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Re: Diffs between selected revisions

From: Robert Roessler <robertr_at_rftp.com>
Date: 2006-10-26 05:27:44 CEST

Peter McNab wrote:
> Robert Roessler wrote:
>> Peter McNab wrote:
>>> Robert Roessler wrote:
>>>> TortoiseCVS has a richer context menu on the Revision Graph view,
>>>> allowing (among other things) one to select specific revisions of a
>>>> file and diff them...
>>>>
>>>> Is something like this already available in TSVN, is it planned, or
>>>> is this the first time the subject has been raised? ;)
>>>>
>>> Might depend on which version you are using but the functionality has
>>> been available via other means for a long time. Read the FAQ and
>>> excellent help, click around and you will quickly find it.
>>
>> Thanks for the tip - I quickly found 2 relevant entries in the FAQ. ;)
>>
>> I have been using 1.4 pre-releases of SVN and TSVN (and a matching
>> Ankh for VS 2003) for several months. So far, I am quite pleased with
>> the SVN tools' ability to meet my fairly simple needs (said as a
>> long-time user of Perforce and a ~2 year CVS user)...
>>
>> ... but for my question, the two methods using the Log and the Repo
>> Browser do not give near the integrated "feel" or ease of use that I
>> see with TCVS.
>>
> The rev graph can also be used to initiate diffing individual files.
> Expand the graph to show every revision (if the two you wish to compare
> are not already visible).
> Left Click on the first of the required revisions.
> Ctrl + right click the second required revision.
> Select "Compare revisions"
> Left click on the file you wish to view differences for.
> Right click and select "Compare revisions".
>
> Voila, I think that's what your asking about.

Indeed - it was [almost] *all* the unneeded and non-intuitive extra
select required (if I understand your suggestion re the "Ctrl + right
click", it doesn't work)... ;)

I really hope this gets addressed, as it makes a real difference -
less clicks and no need to use the keyboard at all!

In case my comments aren't clear enough, I am saying that the
right-click-on-an-element logic should always look at the current
count of "selected" entries - and if there is already one other
[different] item selected, then consider that it already has a pair of
items specified. In addition, if there *is* no other item already
selected, offer to diff the current item under the right-click with
the WC (for example, and where it would make sense). This would seem
to match TCVS, and just seems a more powerful UI.

Thanks for pointing out to me what *is* already there.

Robert Roessler
robertr@rftp.com
http://www.rftp.com

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