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#6615 new defect

svn:externals not correctly displayed in browser

Reported by: anonymous Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: unscheduled
Component: version control/browser Version: 0.11b1
Severity: minor Keywords: svn:externals
Cc: itamarost@…, joel@… Branch:
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Description

Using Trac 0.11b1, svn:externals can be followed using the browser.

However, imagine a directory which only contains links to externals modules (this could be a common use case, putting all external stuff in one place). Then when clicking on the left arrow to expand this folder, the "jquery Loading…" sends back an (empty) directory ! This is correct from a subversion point of view but a bit strange from a user point of view (which is not supposed to know svn internals) and we have to click on the directory name to get the svn:external link displayed.

The proposal should be : creating a particular directory entry icon which could represent an external link. Then, this link would be displayed as a special directory entry and the user would be able to follow this link without being disturbed by an empty dir content.

I put here another thougth as it is linked to my previous description : A great improvement of the svn:externals functionality would be to follow the link within the trac browser if the link target is related to the same repos. Indeed, consider this situation :

The svn:externals property of http://myserver/svn/repos/project1/ is set to "module1 http://myserver/svn/repos/modules/module1"
Then when following the link in the trac browser http://myserver/trac/browser/project1/module1 , we are redirected to http://myserver/svn/repos/modules/module1 which is correct but which leaves trac pages. As the link is "external" from a svn point of view but "internal" from a trac point of view, the address could be transformed on the fly to http://myserver/trac/browser/modules/module1

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comment:1 by Emmanuel Blot, 12 years ago

Milestone: 0.110.11.1
Severity: normalminor

Should not block 0.11 release.

comment:2 by Christian Boos, 12 years ago

Keywords: svn:externals added
Milestone: 0.11.12.0

Complementary to #6474

(and I start to be a bit more realistic for the planning of cool but non essential features ;-) )

comment:3 by osimons, 12 years ago

Also, this pre-supposes some knowledge of the URL location of the repos hooked onto Trac - see #1781 for discussion on that. Currently Trac only knows the path on disk.

comment:4 by Itamar O <itamarost@…>, 10 years ago

Cc: itamarost@… added

The second part of the description is dealt with in #7687.

The first part is indeed cool :-) But isn't it part of #6474?

comment:5 by Christian Boos, 10 years ago

Milestone: 2.0unscheduled

Milestone 2.0 deleted

comment:6 by joel@…, 9 years ago

Cc: joel@… added

comment:7 by Christian Boos, 9 years ago

Milestone: triagingunscheduled

Milestone triaging deleted

comment:8 by Ryan J Ollos, 4 years ago

Owner: Christian Boos removed

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