Subject: Re: Adding URLs to CVSWeb diffs for source changes
To: Antti Kantee <email@example.com>
From: Adam Hamsik <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/18/2007 14:42:12
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On Jul 18, 2007, at 2:19 PM, Antti Kantee wrote:
> On Wed Jul 18 2007 at 13:10:59 +0100, David Brownlee wrote:
>> On Wed, 18 Jul 2007, Zafer Aydogan wrote:
>>> 2007/7/18, Bernd Ernesti <email@example.com>:
>>>> On Tue, Jul 17, 2007 at 06:38:37PM -0400, Blair Sadewitz wrote:
>>>>> I often read source-changes/pkgsrc-changes and would find it =20
>>>>> 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 =20
>>>>> It doesn't even have to be proper HTML (I don't want it to make =20=
>>>>> 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 =20
>>>> commit mail
>>>> and it will be not easier to get the real cvs command, depending =20=
>>>> on where
>>>> you place the html urls.
>>>> Think about many changes where this would increase the size by a =20=
>>>> 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 =20
>>> log. It is even useful for browsing by web in mail-index.
I like this idea pretty much, too. It would be great and much quicker =20=
to see source-changes in web without cvs rdiff commands:)
>> 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
> I support adding them. Having to paste the lines around takes away =20=
> convenience, e.g. opening multiple diffs to tabs. The size argument
> is silly and if you add the links to the end, it doesn't even disturb
> people who want to get to the cvs rdiff links.
> The only downside I see is that cvsweb doesn't (IIRC) update quite as
> fast as anoncvs, so there'll be delay before the link works.
> Antti Kantee <firstname.lastname@example.org> Of course he runs =20
> http://www.iki.fi/pooka/ http://=20
> "la qualit=E9 la plus indispensable du cuisinier est l'exactitude"
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