* Olivier Andrieu <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > - naming the boxes by key is quite meaningless. It would be more
> > informative to see the author's email shortcuts in the boxes. Also, it
> > would be nice to see some simple graphical feedback about the size and
> > scope of a changeset, without having to zoom on it.
> That's interesting. What do you mean exactly by scope ?
usually there are two interesting things about a patchset: how many
lines does it change, and how many files. Patches that change lots of
files (but change only a couple of lines in every file) have a 'large'
scope. Patches that change 1-2 files have a 'small' scope. A pure
'number of lines changed' metric is useful too. Generally patches that
have either a large linecount or a large scope are more interesting.
(I'm not sure how this could be displayed - perhaps the size of the
rectangle could vary to a certain degree? Perhaps the shape too?
Something non-numeric, so that one gets immediate visual feedback.)
> > i guess you know it, and i'm definitely not complaining about prototype
> > code, but rendering is quite slow: drawing the 340 changesets in the
> > current kernel repository takes 15 seconds on a 2 GHz P4. Drawing the
> > full kernel history (63,000 changesets) would take more than 45 minutes
> > on this box.
> > the current rate of kernel development is ~2000 changesets per month, so
> > drawing the kernel history will get 3 seconds slower every day - it will
> > exceed 1 minute in 20 days, so this will become a pressing issue quite
> > soon i suspect.
> Right, it is slow. From what I could understand with a bit of
> profiling, the problem is with the "text" canvas item for the boxes'
> labels. I guess libgnomecanvas isn't using Pango properly or
> something: it lookups the font with fontconfig each time I create such
> an item. I'm not sure what I can do about this.
when the redrawing happens in the visible area then one can see how
really slow it is: 100-200 msec per rectangle (!).
> It works with Petr Baudis' git-pasky (it calls `git diff'). I don't
> know how to do that with the canonical git.
ah, ok. I guess it will start working once Petr's changes are merged
into Linus' tree.
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