Reported by Richard Levitte, Apr 6, 2011
Since monotone-viz was last hacked at, monotone got the 'suspend' feature. Unfortunately, monotone-viz doesn't handle it at all, as far as I can see, and will happily show branches where the head revision is suspended. I'd very much like to see a change where lines of development with head being suspended aren't shown. The selection dialog could have a checkbox where one could choose if one would like to see the suspended lines of development or not...
Comment 1 by Richard Levitte, Apr 7, 2011
*bump (for email)*
Comment 2 by Francis Russell, Apr 7, 2011
Are you sure you've got that the right way round? Running monotone-viz, I can't enable viewing of any suspended branches since they don't appear. This is far more annoying since after I've merged and suspended a branch, I can't view its history in monotone-viz.
Comment 3 by Richard Levitte, Apr 7, 2011
Ah-hah! You're quite right, in the most normal case... I guess I've stumbled on a special case, which can be reproduced like this: cd /tmp mtn -d foo.mtn db init mtn -d foo.mtn setup foo -b foo cd foo echo a > a; mtn add a; mtn ci -m a a echo b >> a; mtn ci -m a a mtn suspend w: cd .. mtn -d foo.mtn setup foo2 -b foo cd foo2 echo c > c; mtn add c; mtn ci -m c c echo d >> c; mtn ci -m c c mtn-viz Presto, you get to see both lines of development (both in branch foo), even though one of them is suspended. My personal setup is that I basically had to redo a series of commits as a branch of another project instead of a standalone branch, then suspended the standalone branch... needless to say, it's a little irritating to still see it in mtn-viz
Comment 4 by Richard Levitte, Apr 18, 2011
The fault is really in how it's called... I've had a look at what mtn-viz does when it tries to figure things out. It seems that it selects revisions like this: l6:selectN:b:BRANCH/l:DATE/e:DATE That one will return anything that is in said branch within those dates, and doesn't care about the suspend cert (it wouldn't matter much, if it did, we would simply not see the suspended revisions, but would still see the revisions in that same branch that aren't suspended). It's quite possible that monotone-viz should do it a bit more work, I'm imagining something corresponding to the following: for b in `mtn automate branches`; do for r in `mtn automate heads $b; do mtn select "ancestors($r)/l:DATE/e:DATE" done done ... except it seems that composite selectors don't quite work that way for now (perhaps it's a bug in monotone?).
Comment 5 by Thomas Moschny, Apr 18, 2011
Shouldn't something like this work: mtn au select 'l:DATE/e:DATE/(ancestors(h:*)|h:*)' - it does for the little test case. (Interestingly, if one commutes the expression like this: mtn au select '(ancestors(h:*)|h:*)/l:DATE/e:DATE' mtn complains about an unmatched paren, and that seems like a bug in monotone.)
Comment 6 by Tony Cooper, Apr 20, 2011
Because the stdio version of monotone-viz was far too slow for our work db (older direct access one would take say 10 seconds for a given query, new stdio one would take 2-3 minutes). I am currently working on a similar facility in mtn-browse. The critical thing being that if I couldn't match the performance of the old version then there's no point. Anyway I managed it. Also trying to get a list of unsuspended branches can be very slow (when there are a large number say ~1500) and one usually ends up using the --ignore-suspended switch. mtn-browse had to offer this feature for performance reasons (50 seconds vs 1). The key point is to keep the stdio stuff to a minimum couple of selects along the lines of l6:selectN:b:BRANCH/l:DATE/e:DATE and then do as much work as possible in the app at the expense of memory as stdio is the bottleneck. Also when should a suspended branch be shown? Never not even if it at some point was merged into another unsuspended branch? What about date ranges cropping the suspended head revisions? All adds to complexity and performance overhead. What is unavoidable is at some point you have to get the certs for those revisions you display (e.g. what about branch/author colouring?). At that point you could determine what selected branches have a suspend cert on any of their revisions being graphed and then act accordingly (i.e. highlight in some way or exclude). This is by no means ideal but does have explainable logic behind it. I.e. suspended revisions are displayed if at that point in the graph they weren't suspended...?