SVN Notifier
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Widget that monitors Subversion working copies and repositories.   Free
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SVN Notifier... Version control is essential for collaborative development, and we do a lot of collaborative development at Arc90, so we rely heavily on our Subversion repositories. One of the things we've noticed is that it's hard for developers to keep up with their repositories' and working copies' statuses: Is my copy out of date? Has someone committed something to the repository?

So we wrote a Dashboard widget that monitors working copies and repositories to make sure that it's always clear what's what. And we threw in Growl support to make the package extra appealing. It's a
What's New
Version 1.0.1: Patched a security hole and fixed a few other small things. Also supports Tiger (1.0 did not).
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Bugdave reviewed on 01 May 2008
I can't believe I never thought of this. What makes it spectacular is the growl and growl sticky options. Good job dev
[Version 1.0.1]

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closacco (developer) replied on 01 May 2008
@BUGDAVE

Thanks very much, we're glad you like it! If you have any ideas, comments, concerns or problems, let us know:

http://blog.arc90.com
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dirk3 commented on 30 Apr 2008
This is pretty handy. I especially like built-in Growl notifications.

However, this would be so much more useful if it could monitor multiple working copies. I work on various projects from different repositories and would like to be notified of changes to any of them.
[Version 1.0.1]

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closacco (developer) replied on 30 Apr 2008
Dirk -

You can _absolutely_ do this: just add multiple copies of the widget. Each one is instance-aware and will remember its specific preferences.

As an aside, this is exactly what I do: I have three open for the primary projects I'm working on.

Hope this helps,

Chris LoSacco
arc90 | http://arc90.com
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dirk3 replied on 30 Apr 2008
Thanks, Chris. I figured your could do that, but I don't really want to give up the screen real estate. I'd be nice to implement tabs for multiple repositories / work spaces within the widget.
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closacco (developer) replied on 01 May 2008
Dirk -

I'm not sure this makes sense, but I 100% agree that the widget takes up far too much space as currently laid out. Hopefully, in future releases, we'll be able to slim everything down and present the information in a more compact, clear way.
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+11
kiddailey commented on 03 Apr 2008
Darn. I was so excited to try this out (sounds awesome), but it won't work for me at all.

I put in the path to the working copy and nothing happens. Even tried escaping the spaces in the path with slashes. Nothing.

Bummer.
[Version 1.0]

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kiddailey replied on 03 Apr 2008
Seems like this may actually require OS X 10.5 - it works great on that, but not 10.4.
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closacco (developer) replied on 24 Apr 2008
@KIDDAILEY

You're absolutely right - there was a bug in our code that assumed the Leopard location for the svn binary instead of finding where it is. v1.0.1 fixes this bug and properly looks for the svn binary.
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kiddailey replied on 30 Apr 2008
No love here - still doesn't work in Tiger for me, sorry. The console shows this error message:

2008-04-30 16:54:13.342 DashboardClient[7213] (com.arc90.widget.svnnotifier) file:///Users/xxxxx/Library/Widgets/SVN%20Notifier.wdgt/SVN%20Notifier.js: Object (result of expression xmlMySvnInfo.indexOf) does not allow calls. (line: 111)
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closacco (developer) replied on 30 Apr 2008
Ugh, we'll track this down. Let's move the discussion here:

http://blog.arc90.com/2008/04/updated_svn_notifier_101.php
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+29

Jobby reviewed on 03 Apr 2008
Growl notifications for svn commits - nifty!

Unfortunately the preamble is so long that Growl cuts off the commit message (at least with the iPhonesque Mini display style and "limit to 2-5 lines" on). I've hacked the text in my copy to be less verbose, but could we have an option to reduce it to something like "r1033 / bob:" to save space?

The text in the widget is a bit on the tiny side, too... it's fine on the main iMac monitor, but the secondary monitor is a CRT, and it's unreadable there. (Of course, I'd rather my boss replaced the CRT with a 23" Cinema Display :)
[Version 1.0]

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closacco (developer) replied on 24 Apr 2008
@JOBBY

Thanks for the comments. We agree that there should be an option to limit the size of the Growl notification, and also that the widget itself could make far better use of space and fonts. We'll note these suggestions for future releases.
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Date:30 Apr 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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SVN Notifier... Version control is essential for collaborative development, and we do a lot of collaborative development at Arc90, so we rely heavily on our Subversion repositories. One of the things we've noticed is that it's hard for developers to keep up with their repositories' and working copies' statuses: Is my copy out of date? Has someone committed something to the repository?

So we wrote a Dashboard widget that monitors working copies and repositories to make sure that it's always clear what's what. And we threw in Growl support to make the package extra appealing. It's a great way to keep tabs on your development efforts.


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