In a new post to his blog, Robert Swarthout about a PHP frontend he's been developing for working with Subversion repositories:
The frontend needed to be designed in such a way that each developer could access their working copies and make the full range of actions against them. I decided to also use an AJAX setup so that pages would be quickly loaded and updated by a single toggle of a folder.
A few issues popped up, including tracking edits correctly through the interface. His solution revolved around an Apache MPM that could serve different pages to different users and groups. With this solution in place, the functionality could be built up, a list of which he provides including:
- create working copy from repository (svn checkout)
- svn blame
- svn delete
- search files (via a grep/find combination, omitting .svn folders)
- svn rename