On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 2:42 PM, Terry Reedy email@example.com wrote:
As I understood this,one needs a diff to comment on. I can imagine wanting, or wanting others, to be able to comment on a file or lines of files without making a fake diff (of the file versus itself or a blank file). Then only one column would be needed.
Yeah, this use case is not well supported. In my experience with the internal tool at Google, I don't think that anybody has ever requested that feature, so perhaps in practice it's not so common. I mean, who wants to review a 5000-line file once it's checked in? :-) The right point for such a review (certainly this is the case at Google) is when it goes in.
I presume the current site is for trial purposes.
Actually I'm hoping to keep it alive forever, just evolving the functionality based on feedback.
You obviously don't want hundreds of repositories listed.
Repository management is a bit of an open problem. Fortunately, when you use upload.py, you don't need to have a repository listed -- upload.py will specify the correct base URL, especially for repositories hosted at Google. (I should probably figure out how to support SourceForge as well...)
Are you planning, for instance, to suggest that Google project hosting add a Review tab or link to the project pages?
They've been following my release with interest...
And I followed the link to pages about Rietveld ;-)
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