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Re: re: Feature proposal: revision graph in "ShowLog" like in TortoiseGit

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 13:09:47 +0100

On 5 July 2012 11:42, Peter Schubert <peter.schubert_at_avitronic.de> wrote:
> steveking
> Full name Stefan Küng
> Date 2012-06-30 23:09:59 PDT
> Message On 29.06.2012 21:33, Peter Schubert wrote:
> > It would be very useful to integrate the revision graph into the
> "ShowLog" dialogue,
> > in the same manner as TortoiseGit does,
> > instead of, or additionally to the separate revision graph.
> >
> > This approach makes available all the benefits of "ShowLog" when
> looking for the graph,
> > (= more info on revisions, and context menu actions),
> > or - when looking the log, you just see branches, too.
> >That's not possible in SVN. To show such a simple graph in the log
> >dialog, the log would have to be fetched from the repository root and
> >not from the path you requested the log for. Not all users have access
> >to the repository root (unlike Git, in SVN you can set up access rules
> >for each directory/url).
> >Stefan
> Hi Stefan,
> But we DO HAVE the revision graph in TortoiseSVN,
> it has to fetch the same info from repository.
> So what I proposed is possible, of course only for the paths the user
> has access to.

No, it's not. The revision graph *requires* access to the repository
root regardless of what path you are looking at. Subversion does not
provide the necessary APIs to generate the graph any other way.

> But, I modify my proposal:
> Have an extra button (or checkbox) in the "Show log" called "Show graph".
> So we get the graph info only when we need it.
> (sometimes we need it very seriously)
> If the user doesnt have access to some paths,
> showing the graph could be denied at all (simple solution)
> or could be partial with some x symbols for inaccessible paths.
> Having the graph and the log separately is although a possible, but
> farly not the best solution - for orientation in the log and for context
> menu actions on log items.
> best regards
> Peter Schubert


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