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Re: Comparing a file in two branches

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 08:52:37 +0100

2008/6/25 Ron Wilson <ronw.mrmx_at_gmail.com>:
> On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 12:32 PM, Simon Large
> <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com> wrote:
>> 2008/6/25 ThePants999 <chris.paterson_at_metaswitch.com>:
> [...]
>>> I'm missing something! We're trying to migrate from PVCS, where you would
>>> simply navigate to the file and then select the two revisions.
> [...]
>> ... but how does PVCS allow you diff two revisions on different
>> branches easily? What's the GUI?
> It's been a while, but, in PVCS, when you select a file, the GUI
> provides a pick list of all revisions of that file, including branch
> revisions. If you are setting up a diff between revisions, the dialog
> give you two copies of the pick list. I would assume the "work"
> required to generate the pick list would be similar to generating the
> revision graph for the selected file.

And the time taken would be similar. As you probably know, Subversion
does not record copy ppoints in the source, only in the destination,
so you can see where a file came from in the branch, but you cannot
see where a copy was taken from trunk. That's why the revision graph
has to analyse the whole source tree.


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