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Re: Adding merge arrows on Revision Graphs

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 21:42:22 +0200

On 01.04.2017 20:57, Wai wrote:
> I like to make a request to add merge arrows between branches and
> trunk. The revision graph is conceptual very incomplete without
> that. In many projects, work done in the branch is often merged back
> to the trunk. Not been able to show that in revision graph severally
> debilitates the tool.
>
> It looks like this request has been made in the past multiple times
> but has been pushed back or ignored perhaps due to its hidden
> complexity.

It's not really the complexity. The problem is the network and the speed.

To get that information, multiple requests to the repository have to be
made. In fact multiple requests per revision.
If we assume a very fast connection to the repository, it would take
about half a second to get all the information for one revision.
Now, even if your repository only has a thousand commits done (and
that's a very conservative view - most projects are in the range of ten
or hundred times that), that sums up to 500 seconds to get the
information to show those merge info in the revision graph.

I doubt that any user would want to wait that long. And if you now say
that you would, I'm sorry I won't believe you.

Stefan

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