[FFmpeg-devel] ffmpegs future version control system

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sun May 13 01:27:53 CEST 2007


On Sat, May 12, 2007 at 10:15:24PM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> > then what about colored diffs, what about colored source code
> Diffs are coloured.  I agree coloured source code would be nice.

yes in iceweasel, no in dillo, but thats dillos fault i guess or mine
for trying to use a not as badly bloated browser ...
ive written this mail before checking how gitweb looks in iceweasel
ive checked it in iceweasel before sending  the mail to the git ml though

> > then blame, just shows the sha1 checksums of the commits but not the
> > authors
> If you point the mouse at a commit ID it pops up the author and date.

it does but its somewhat inconvenient IMHO

> > and i suspect it also doesnt follow copies and moves ...
> > now who on earth cares about the sha1 checksum?! the silly gitweb should
> > show the authors and maybe a short date and if the user then clicks on it
> > show the corresponding diff/sha1/...
> The sha1 checksum defines the commit.  It's the equivalent of revision
> numbers in cvs and svn.

i know but i dont remember ~10000 sha1 values, the svn revission gives you a
hint of when something happened and in addition viewvc shows the author ...

> > then i dont see any help which would explain what a "blob, commitdiff, tree,
> > ... is"
> There is ample git documentation elsewhere.  I don't expect a web
> interface like gitweb or viewvc to include full documentation on the
> underlying tools.

neither do i, what i expect is that a web interface contains enough 
information so that it can be used and as its using "blob" "commitdiff"
and so on their meaning should be exlpained

i expect that a ffmpeg _user_ can browse the source through gitweb without
having to read the full git documentation ...

also viewvc contains a very nice "ViewVC Help" link on the bottom right

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