loggerhead navigation

James Westby jw+debian at jameswestby.net
Tue Mar 11 21:59:27 GMT 2008

On Wed, 2008-03-12 at 10:48 +1300, Michael Hudson wrote:
> Slightly, I think.  I probably was a bit unclear about what was stumping 
> me.  Let me try again :)

Thanks for the clarification. I think we were both a bit vague.

> I think it's pretty clear that when you click on a revision number of a 
> change, you should go to the revision page for that revision.


> Where I get confused is that I was I thought I could make navigation in 
> loggerhead clearer by always placing revision views in the context of a 
> line of revisions -- and I don't know what that would be for this view.

That sounds like it could be a useful idea.

> I'm not sure one can say "line of revisions could be the normal list of 
> revisions" because the normal list of revisions is the mainline for the 
> branch, and the revision you click on may well not be a mainline revision.
> You could expand the definition of "normal list of revisions" to be "all 
> revisions in the ancestry, merge sorted" but I'm not sure that would 
> make sense for the other views.

That is what I had in mind.

I tend to think in these terms, but I understand that others may
prefer thinking mainly in terms of mainline revisions.

Can you expand on what you mean by "I'm not sure that would make sense
for the other views." please? Is this because you are trying to
make things like the main log mainline focused?

I guess in a lot of views the line of revisions you are thinking about
is defined by the view that you just came from. However in this
case we just came from a single revision of a single file. Do you
see this as the main problem with picking a line of revisions? I guess
using the line that bought you to the annotate view is going to be
confusing, as it reaches too far back in history.

I'd like to hear the input of others. I heard some dissatisfaction
expressed at the sprint about the interface of the current breed of
web viewers. I didn't hear any specific complaints though, and I missed
any session that was held on the topic. I don't find most of them too
bad, so I feel a little in the dark, and uncomfortable giving my
opinions, as I feel I may be missing something big.



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