Subject: Re: Adding URLs to CVSWeb diffs for source changes
To: Zafer Aydogan <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/18/2007 13:10:59
On Wed, 18 Jul 2007, Zafer Aydogan wrote:

> 2007/7/18, Bernd Ernesti <>:
>> 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
>> > 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.
>> Bernd
> 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 into which you could paste one the the
 	cvs rdiff lines from the commit message to see the relevant

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