Subject: Re: Adding URLs to CVSWeb diffs for source changes
To: Zafer Aydogan <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <abs@NetBSD.org>
Date: 07/18/2007 13:10:59
On Wed, 18 Jul 2007, Zafer Aydogan wrote:
> 2007/7/18, Bernd Ernesti <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> On Tue, Jul 17, 2007 at 06:38:37PM -0400, Blair Sadewitz wrote:
>> > I often read source-changes/pkgsrc-changes and would find it useful if
>> > the messages contained a link to the diff as it appears on
>> > cvsweb.netbsd.org--especially when I am using a browser like elinks.
>> > It doesn't even have to be proper HTML (I don't want it to make things
>> > ugly for those not using web browsers, etc.), just a URL.
>> > Any comments/opinions on this?
>> I don't like it. This way we will increase the size of the commit mail
>> and it will be not easier to get the real cvs command, depending on where
>> you place the html urls.
>> Think about many changes where this would increase the size by a 1/3 or
>> even more.
> I would like it very much. I wanted to request this feature myself a
> long time ago.
> I've subscribed to source-changes and it would be a real benefit to
> see what has changed via cvsweb, by clicking on the link in the commit
> log. It is even useful for browsing by web in mail-index.
If people are really dead set against adding this to the email
an alternative would be to provide an <input> box on
cvsweb.netbsd.org into which you could paste one the the
cvs rdiff lines from the commit message to see the relevant
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