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Bug 137072 - Repository browser
Repository browser
Status: NEW
Product: versioncontrol
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Subversion
All All
: P1 with 15 votes (vote)
Assigned To: issues@versioncontrol
: 92488 153022 171946 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-06-12 07:32 UTC by viggonavarsete
Modified: 2016-10-14 04:30 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Eclipse subversion repository browser (77.62 KB, image/png)
2008-06-12 07:35 UTC, viggonavarsete

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Description viggonavarsete 2008-06-12 07:32:25 UTC
In Eclipse you got a Subversion repository browser (see attached image) where you can browse your subversion repository
and look at trunk, branches, tags, and history of each project/files in it. A similar feature must be implemented in
Netbeans Subversion plugin.
Comment 1 viggonavarsete 2008-06-12 07:35:28 UTC
Created attachment 62720 [details]
Eclipse subversion repository browser
Comment 2 Peter Pis 2008-06-12 08:35:15 UTC
Have you looked at "Checkout" wizard? Just invoke "Versioning | Subversion | Checkout" from main menu. Then enter valid
"Repository URL" (username and password if needed) and proceed into second step of the wizard. Push "Browse" button next
to "Repository Folder(s)". Repository browser for appropriate Svn repository should be shown.
Comment 3 viggonavarsete 2008-06-12 08:51:19 UTC
yes, it's the kind of browser I would like!! BUT, I would like it to appear as "Versioning->Subversion->Repository
browser", since it's not intuitive to go through a "Check out wizard" just to browse the repository. Make it available
the way I mention, and I would be happy for now:)
(I change the issue type to enhancement since it's just a matter of making the functionality available from a menu
instead of going through a wizard).
Comment 4 chudikm 2008-08-14 12:42:32 UTC
Completely agree with  viggonavarsete . This functionality would be very appreciated, at least from my part.
Comment 5 Tomas Stupka 2008-10-07 14:45:06 UTC
*** Issue 92488 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 Tomas Stupka 2008-11-12 12:08:42 UTC
*** Issue 153022 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 Tomas Stupka 2009-11-16 06:54:20 UTC
*** Bug 171946 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 -Silver- 2013-08-07 21:48:59 UTC
Hi, I also voted to have a repository browser like that of eclipse described by viggonvarsete.
Those are my motivations, please give it a look also if this enhancement request is very old. I think that it is important for a serious IDE like Netbeans to integrate a full featured subversion client:

1) Having a repository browser is more intuitive. Call the "checkout" is just a workaround (if I want just to watch the repository content why I've to specify the destination folder?).
2) With a real repo browser I could watch the svn project structure during the normal use of netbeans IDE. Currently if I want to see the structure of a project stored in the svn I must to stop my task invoke "Versioning -> Subversion -> Checkout" from main menu. But with this "pseudo repo browser" opened I cannot continue to work because netbeans IDE is blocked till I don't close the checkout window. If I have a real repo browser opened in a tab of the bottom panel I could code or establish a database connection or start the tomcat server having it always opened.
3) If I commit my subversioned project in a wrong folder of the svn server currently there is no way to delete it. (example I uploaded the project in svnServer\myProject but it should go in svnServer\trunk\.. how can I delete the folder myProject?)
4) Similar to the previous point, if I want to MOVE or RENAME a folder/file located on the svn server, currently I must download the repo, rename or move the desired file/folder and commit. With a repo browser I could do it directly on the svn server.
5) With the current checkout "pseudo repo browser" I see all the folders like.. folders! With a "real repo browser" I could have a logical view of the folders (and eventually different commands). For example the "trunk" folder has a specific meaning, the "tags" folder a different one, the "branch" folder another.
6) With a repo browser I could manage many svn server connections. Suppose that you have to work with 10 svn server repositories, with a repo browser you could have an entry in the "Service" tab called "svn repositories". Clicking on the "+" you could open the list of all known repositories. Then you can right click on desired repository and select "connect" to start to navigate through it folders. Currently there is no way to store data (ip, login and password) of different svn servers.
Comment 9 dqueffeulou 2014-03-03 15:38:38 UTC
Just six years this entry is created ;) 
Where is the repository browser ? It can't be difficult, you always have all the functions needed. You just need to put them together.

My wishes : a repository browser that can at least : 
* browse of course
* add a remote folder
* delete a remote folder
* copy a remote folder (tag or branche)
Comment 10 kevinhs 2014-04-09 16:23:39 UTC
It is my question too. WHERE is the repository browser ?

Can the repository browser have the following functions : 
1. browse of course
2. add or delete remote folder
3  copy a remote folder (tag or branche)

Comment 11 PolesApart 2014-07-04 17:40:38 UTC
I think something similar in functionality (not necessarily in look 'n feel) to kdesvn would have to be implemented eventually in netbeans in order to version control to be more useful. I'm constantly have to open kdesvn (or svn command line) to browse to some project's history, diff-to-previous, etc.

The main benefit of having this integrated is that it could be multi-system aware, i.e. a subset of functionaly on all version-control systems is the same. My main use of version systems other than commit is to browse project history and diff-commit-to-previous. In the way it's currently implemented in netbeans, you only have access to browse open file history, you don't have the notion of project/folder history, etc.
Comment 12 maghi711 2016-10-14 04:30:03 UTC
I am up voting to have a repository browser like that of eclipse described by viggonvarsete.

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