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Re: Let's use ViewVC instead of WebSVN web frontend for Subversion

On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 05:32:08PM +0100, Frank S. Thomas wrote:
> On Thursday 13 December 2007 13:18, Jens Seidel wrote:
> > No, this isn't true.To be honest I missed this in the past as well so it
> > seems not very intuitive (??) but it is indeed very simple:
> > Just click on the revision number (second column) of a directory in a view
> > such as http://svn.debian.org/viewsvn/pkg-games/packages/trunk/. That's
> > all!
> Ah, okay. But it is different for directories, compare these two:
> http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/pkg-games/packages/trunk/?op=log
> http://svn.debian.org/viewsvn/pkg-games/packages/trunk/?view=log
> WebSVN shows the log messages of all items below packages/trunk/ whereas 
> ViewVC only shows the log messages of commits that affected packages/trunk/ 
> directly.

Oops, that's a bug! I added a comment to

I used ViewCV (or is it named ViewVC? -- the successor of ViewCVS) a
long time and never noticed such a bug ...

> The advantage of how WebSVN shows those logs is in my POV that one can get a 
> quick overview of the latest changes in a specific directory. In ViewCV you 
> have to examine every single file to see what was recently changed. Or am I 
> wrong about this again? :)

Once the bug is fixed (by updating ViewCV) it should work in ViewCV as
well and indeed much better (WebSVN always prints the path in column 2
even if it is constant for all entries, the log messages cannot use the
full browser width, ...).

Once this problem is fixed I will update hex-a-hop to use ViewCV! I
suggest you do it as well for your packages. Or would it be OK to change
this globally for all packages? Probably not ...

Thanks for your report!


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