[MonoDevelop] "Open for Edit" command [VersionControl]

Casey Marshall cmarshall at pacificbiosciences.com
Fri Jul 18 20:45:35 EDT 2008

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On Tue, 2008-07-08 at 17:50 -0700, Casey Marshall wrote:
> Attached is a patch I'm using locally to better support my Perforce
> VersionControl add-in, which I've had some good success with. This
> change adds an "Open for Edit" command to the contextual menu, and adds
> some new methods/properties to Repository to let version control systems
> tell whether or not they need to support an edit command, and adds the
> edit command itself. I don't know if the command appears for the SVN
> addin, and don't know how these commands appear or not in the menu.
> This change also adds a `RepositoryPath' property to ChangeSet, which is
> hugely useful for generating perforce changelists.
> I'll note a couple of things that were less than helpful in the
> implementation:
>   * GetPathToBaseText. Perforce doesn't keep local copies of the base
> version (at least, I don't think it does), so I need to write a
> temporary file to implement this. That's not too bad, but I don't know
> how to get notified when that file isn't being used any more, and can be
> deleted.
>   * Incomplete (?) support for the RequestFileWritePermission part,
> which makes opening and using a project a pain. I would settle for a way
> to run the "open for edit" command on the project or solution, by
> right-clicking on the project or solution entry in the solution browser.
> Those are, I think, the only things you can't interact with in that
> view.
>   * (not related to MD, I'm just mentioning this) The Perforce C++ API
> seems to dump the output of the "diff" command to the console, with no
> way to intercept it. This makes implementing PathDiff more work than it
> should be.
> Also, on an entirely unrelated topic, I see that for MSBuild files, MD
> considers a TargetFrameworkVersion of 3.5 to mean 2.0, which means that
> when it writes out these files again, it will replace 3.5 with 2.0,
> which is very undesirable.
> Changelog for this patch:
> 2008-07-08  Casey Marshall  <cmarshall at pacificbiosciences.com>
>         * Makefile.am (FILES): add
>         `MonoDevelop.VersionControl/EditCommand.cs'.
>         * MonoDevelop.VersionControl.mdp: add
>         `MonoDevelop.VersionControl/EditCommand'.
>         * MonoDevelop.VersionControl/ChangeSet.cs
>         (RepositoryPath): new property.
>         * MonoDevelop.VersionControl/Commands.cs (Edit): new enum value.
>         * MonoDevelop.VersionControl/EditCommand.cs: new file.
>         * MonoDevelop.VersionControl/Repository.cs
>         (CanEdit, EditFile): new methods.
>         (EditCommandRequired): new property.
>         * MonoDevelop.VersionControl/VersionControlNodeExtension.cs
>         (OnEdit, UpdateEdit): new methods.
>         (RunCommand): handle Commands.Edit.
>         * VersionControl.addin.xml: add "Open for Edit" command.
> These changes are released under the MIT/X11 license.
> Comments or suggested changes are appreciated!
> Thanks.
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