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Re: RimTrac, a PHP Web Based SVN Repository Viewer

From: Alan Knowles <alan_at_akbkhome.com>
Date: 2005-04-28 18:57:25 CEST

do try the php bindings for svn, it would be interesting to hear
feedback (or even voluteers to document it..)

It was thrown together in a few hours using the new bindings, and is
alot nicer than viewcvs (although not quite there feature wise..)

(requires firefox/mozilla)


On Thu, 2005-04-28 at 09:33 -0400, Jonathan Chum wrote:
> On 4/28/05, Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr> wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 27, 2005 at 11:12:36PM -0400,
> > Jonathan Chum <xanthis@gmail.com> wrote
> > a message of 25 lines which said:
> >
> > > the various different web based SVN viewers which were either buggy
> > > or didn't look really nice.
> >
> > Care to elaborate?
> Well, I looked at couple. There are two that I was very interested in.
> One was Chora based on the Horde framework, and another was Trac.
> Chora is an overall, really nice UI, but it was built for CVS. The SVN
> support was buggy on my repository. The revisions number was either
> cached for days or weeks at time. TortoiseSVN would be reporting new
> commits. Also, it took me 2 days before Chora was installed
> correctly. I'd get errors about the language locale was set
> incorrectly even though command line, svn worked great. Overall, it
> was a difficult product to install/configure only to be dissappointed
> by some of the bugs that made it useless to view a live repository.
> Trac was the other product I looked into. Downfall was that it was
> written in Python and my success with installing any Python based
> scripts are very low. I tried installing Trac, and it would scream at
> me to install SWIG libraries with Python which I followed the
> instructions, but was unsucesful in doing so. Overall, the feature set
> are very nice.
> > > At the moment, all you can do is view (drill up/down) the
> > > directories, view PHP files, and view the revision comments.
> >
> > You have a long time to go before you beat ViewCVS, then :-)
> You mean ViewSVN? :P I wasn't impressed with ViewSVN. A demo example
> can be found here: http://svn.ev-en.org/ I'm not too hip on how it
> reported the age in seconds. You could not view commit logs for each
> unique file.
> One of my goals is to develop a more eye pleasing repository viewer
> that managers (not necessary just senior members of IT) could look and
> get a clue of what's going on.
> Anyway, you are right ... I still have a long way to go. The two main
> hurdles will be diffs and properly handling binary data, delivering
> the correct content-type header for the binary so that it streams and
> correctly is displayed within the browser.
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