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RE: Idea to emulate CVS tags.

Author Ian Brockbank <Ian dot Brockbank at wolfsonmicro dot com>
Full name Ian Brockbank <Ian dot Brockbank at wolfsonmicro dot com>
Date 2005-07-11 02:23:31 PDT
Message Hi Mark,

> > My problem is that under CVS (from eclipse) I can compare a working
copy
> of a file with any tag of
> > the repository (just a mouse click) but with subclipse I
> can do that only
> with revision numbers
> > (such as 1256) and that is not convenient.
>
> That is just because we have not implemented a Compare with Branch/Tag
> feature yet. It doesn't mean we need to invent some new
> concept to do it.
> When the feature is implemented, I would imagine we would just have a
> dialog where you told us th URL to compare with. Just like
> the Branch/Tag
> and Switch dialogs.
>
> I imagine no one has tackled this yet because they want to do it
> efficiently, and cannot figure out how to do so. For
> example, Subversion
> can give us the differences in unified diff format pretty
> efficiently, but
> the Eclipse compare engine does not allow us to just past
> that info to it.
> To use the Eclipse GUI, I think we have to essentially do a
> full checkout
> of the target URL and the let Eclipse compare them. Perhaps
> it can be done
> slightly more efficiently by running the svn ls command on
> the target URL
> and then only downloading the files where the revision number
> is different
> from the WC.
>
> A problem here is that by not allowing Subversion to do the
> compare, I do
> not know that the feature would be able to take advantage of
> Subversion's
> ability to maintain the relationship between files that are moved or
> copied.

How does compare with revision work (from the revision history)?
Why is this any different?

Cheers,

Ian Brockbank
Applications Software Team Leader
e: ian dot brockbank at wolfsonmicro dot com / apps at wolfsonmicro dot com
scd: ian at scottishdance dot net
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Idea to emulate CVS tags. Zsolt Koppany <zkoppanylist at intland dot com> Zsolt Koppany <zkoppanylist at intland dot com> 2005-07-06 05:34:20 PDT
     RE: Idea to emulate CVS tags. Ian Brockbank <Ian dot Brockbank at wolfsonmicro dot com> Ian Brockbank <Ian dot Brockbank at wolfsonmicro dot com> 2005-07-06 05:56:46 PDT
         RE: Idea to emulate CVS tags. Zsolt Koppany <zkoppanylist at intland dot com> Zsolt Koppany <zkoppanylist at intland dot com> 2005-07-06 12:32:49 PDT
             RE: RE: Idea to emulate CVS tags. Ian Brockbank <Ian dot Brockbank at wolfsonmicro dot com> Ian Brockbank <Ian dot Brockbank at wolfsonmicro dot com> 2005-07-07 02:07:19 PDT
                 RE: RE: Idea to emulate CVS tags. Zsolt Koppany <zkoppanylist at intland dot com> Zsolt Koppany <zkoppanylist at intland dot com> 2005-07-07 05:32:13 PDT
     Re: Idea to emulate CVS tags. Dan North <dan at tastapod dot com> Dan North <dan at tastapod dot com> 2005-07-09 08:52:18 PDT
         RE: Idea to emulate CVS tags. Zsolt <zkoppanylist at intland dot com> Zsolt <zkoppanylist at intland dot com> 2005-07-09 12:34:52 PDT
             Re: Idea to emulate CVS tags. Dan North <dan at tastapod dot com> Dan North <dan at tastapod dot com> 2005-07-09 13:12:37 PDT
                 RE: Idea to emulate CVS tags. Mark Phippard <MarkP at softlanding dot com> Mark Phippard <MarkP at softlanding dot com> 2005-07-09 17:15:58 PDT
                     RE: Idea to emulate CVS tags. Zsolt <zkoppanylist at intland dot com> Zsolt <zkoppanylist at intland dot com> 2005-07-10 00:49:01 PDT
                     Re: Idea to emulate CVS tags. digulla Aaron Digulla 2005-07-10 03:30:26 PDT
                         RE: Idea to emulate CVS tags. Ian Brockbank <Ian dot Brockbank at wolfsonmicro dot com> Ian Brockbank <Ian dot Brockbank at wolfsonmicro dot com> 2005-07-11 02:23:31 PDT
                             RE: Idea to emulate CVS tags. Mark Phippard <MarkP at softlanding dot com> Mark Phippard <MarkP at softlanding dot com> 2005-07-11 05:28:38 PDT
                                 RE: Idea to emulate CVS tags. Miha Vitorovic <mvitorovic at nil dot si> Miha Vitorovic <mvitorovic at nil dot si> 2005-07-11 05:33:03 PDT
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