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Re: RFE: Show deletions and moves in repobrowser

From: Peter McNab <mcnab_p_at_melbpc.org.au>
Date: 2006-11-23 08:13:57 CET

Nicholas Wourms wrote:
> Hi,
> I hope this isn't a duplicate request as I couldn't find it on the
> issue tracker. The mailing list search returned too many results, so
> if it has already been covered, forgive me.
> As a long time cvs user, one of my biggest pet-peeves with subversion
> is the difficulty "seeing" what's been deleted or moved. With most
> modern cvs gui-frontends and web-frontends, you could tell the browser
> to "show deleted files". This is especially useful in cases where you
> are trying to explore a huge project, such a gcc. I've checked over on
> the subversion lists and it appears the developers find their
> byzantine way of tracking these types of changes to be quite
> satisfactory and have poo-poo'ed any notion of adding something
> better. I assume that any such functionality must, therefore, be
> sought in the frontends. Now I know you can already see this in the
> TSVN changeset logviewer, but I was hoping to see if it would be
> possible to add an option to "show" deletions/moves in the graphical
> repobrowser. Maybe show the file greyed out or with a special icon? If
> it is a move, perhaps indicate where it was moved to? Anything that
> would better help to visualize these deletions/moves in the
> repobrowser would be helpful. Thanks in advance!
I'm not sure if your question relates to viewing particular results
(deletes/moves) of the most recent commit (or to a range of revisions),
by yourself or another user
you want to view a selected summary of local changes before they are

Obviously, the local WC has no knowledge of prior commits to the Repo so
to view history you need to use a tool which connects to the Repo such
as Show Log or Show Revision Graph. The Repo Browser also only shows the
state of the selected revision and so by itself has no knowledge of
history either.

In the first instance mentioned, to see changes in the Repo then you do
need to crank up the Log view, pick a couple of revisions, select them
and with a right click select >Compare Revisions.
At that point a dialog pops up listing the differences and certainly a
button there to hide non deletes/moves could be useful.

As you have observed, one can also elicit a dialog showing differences
between revs from the Revision Graph. The latter can be invoked by right
clicking in the WC or from the Repo Browser. In day to day operations I
rarely find the need to invoke the Repo Browser to then show the
Revision Graph..

If the above explanation doesn't help you might be better to put your
request on the dev list because it relates to code changes.


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