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From Dave Brondsema <>
Subject Re: Questions ad Allura ...
Date Wed, 22 Aug 2012 18:00:38 GMT
Hi Rony,

Patches:  Perhaps I am not understanding the problem clearly.  Are you
talking about a ticket in your "Patches" tracker?  E.g.  On there I can see the
attached patch file and can open it fine.  If you are subscribed to a
ticket, you should get an email when a file is attached.  It'll have the
attachment metadata, but not the whole file included.  Emailing the
attachments could be a problem if they are very large.  Can you provide
an example if I'm not on the right track here?

Sorting bugs:  There is a ticket for making the sort order
oldest-first by default.  Several people have voted for it already, so
we'll probably get to it soon.  Of course, patches are welcome too :)

After you do a search, there is a 'Help' button near the search box.
That help box details the fields available for searching and sorting
(near the bottom of that help box).

Commit diffs in emails:  I see there are a lot of votes and comments on  I assume many are from
ooRexx developers.  It certainly is on our radar due to that, and
something we'd like to add.  When subscribed (btw, admins are
automatically subscribed to all tools including SVN) emails will be sent
with each commit, including a link to view the diff.

In the mean time, you could consider using the RSS feed at  I know that's not as good
as an email.  We also want to get svn-notify available as a post-commit
hook, but it isn't available yet.


On 8/22/12 6:15 AM, Rony G. Flatscher (Apache) wrote:
> Hi there,
> having been many years interested/active in <>
I have
> experienced the project's switch to Allura.
> The project is a long standing one, which means that the trackers have quite a few entries
> developers have been accustomed to learning/seeing/printing code diffs right away to
make it easy to
> study what got changed.
> After some time of using the new system (to get accustomed to it) there are many, many
> questions/problems opened, some of which can be answered/solved on the ooRexx developer
list, some
> via Allura-trackers, but it seems for very important aspects of a developer system, there
is (yet?)
> no solution or knowledge available.
> Therefore I would like to kindly request comments/hints/pointers to the following three
items, that
> are coming into ones way, being accustomed to the old system and not having found the
> in the new Allura:
>     -------- Original Message --------
>     Subject: 	[Oorexx-devel] Ad Allura interface: a few questions ...
>     Date: 	Wed, 22 Aug 2012 09:50:29 +0200
>     From: 	Rony G. Flatscher
>     Reply-To: 	Open Object Rexx Developer Mailing List <>
>     To: 	Open Object Rexx Developer Mailing List <>
>     Sorry, if this has been answered already, just do not know the latest state.
>       * Ad Patches: it is possible (following Mark's directions) to subscribe Patch messages
>         merely pressing the envelope symbol on the Patch UI. However, how would one be
able to see
>         the patch file (the diffs) from such a message?
>           o One (a little bit cumbersome) way is to look in the left pane of commits
and somehow
>             pick the right commit from the bullet list that appears after a while in
the center
>             pane. However, once one gets to the diff page and tries to print it, the
printout does
>             not contain any of the nicely formatted code! :(
>       * Ad Bugs: is it possible to get the opening date, the submitter, such that one
becomes able
>         to sort by them as well. It is strange that the order of showing tracker entries
is from
>         oldest to latest, rather than the other way round (maybe the developers only
use small
>         databases where the order does not matter for them, but in a long standing project
one may
>         have hundreds, maybe more tracker entries).
>       * Ad svn commit diffs: it would be great, if the commit message contained links
directly to
>         the files that got committed with links to diffs. (The same would be helpful
for any code
>         submission, including the patches).
>     Is there anything I could do to help get the above items tackled/resolved somehow?
>     ---rony
> Thanks in advance for any comments/hints/pointers (maybe time frames to expect feature
changes that
> could help)!
> N.B.: Please excuse my addressing this to allura-users and allura-dev, as I do not know
which e-mail
> list is appropriate for such questions.
> ---rony

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