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Re: subversion and code peer reviews

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-01-14 22:00:30 CET

On Jan 14, 2005, at 2:48 PM, Rule, Chris wrote:
> Unified diffs don't seem useful to me. We have gotton used to (spoiled
> by?)
> graphical difference programs. The one we actually like the best is
> gdiff on
> the SGI. I tend to use tkdiff and others in our group uses windiff.
> These
> tools allow you to see the context of the changes.

svn can use 3rd-party GUI diff programs too. See the --diff-cmd and
--diff3-cmd args. I'm sure TSVN allows this also.... just write a
wrapper script.

> I did try the "svn status" command where everything was on my local
> machine.
> It took 1 minute 45 seconds to execute. This is probably not going to
> be
> acceptable. However, the TortiseSVN Check for Modifications menu only
> took
> 15 seconds. I haven't tried this across the network yet though I will
> be.
> Machine details:
> 2.8 GHz P4
> 1 Gbyte RAM
> Windows XP
> Using svn:: for repository access.

What version of TSVN? The latest release (1.1.2) is much faster at

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