First screenshot

This is the first screenshot about my progress in the Google Summer of Code.

Of course there is a lot of work to do. This is just the first visual thing I can show you. I have been working with the Draw2d API and I have tried to do something similar to the RevtreePlugin. Each column is a branch and each change is ordered by revision number from the top to the bottom. At the top you can see the names of the different branches.

My project at Google Summer of Code can be divided into two tasks.

  • The first task is the “cache”. Since I need a lot of information from the repository I need a cache system. I am developing a cache using an embedded database writen in pure Java: Apache Derby. By the moment the cache works, but at the moment is very simple. I will need to do some perfomance enhancements to be able to work with real-life repositories. I will talk about this in a future post.
  • The other task is the graph. Once we have taken the information about the revisions of a given file I need to show it. This is what I’m showing you. I have spent some time reading this article and playing with the Draw2d API and that is the first result. You can see it like the first version of the Wikipedia (something that will be good in the future, but not at this moment 😉 ). As you can see the graph is shown in a separated window. However it should open inside an Eclipse View. So this is work in progress :P.

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