The power of a version control system like Subversion, when accessed
through VersionControl_SVN, can be extended far beyond typical
"source code" repositories.
For example, what content management system (CMS) couldn't benefit
from version control functionality? For many non-programmers,
version control is a confusing subject to get a firm grasp on. With
VersionControl_SVN, developers are now able to customize the
interface to Subversion with the ease-of-use goals of their
particular audience in mind. VersionControl_SVN lets you leverage
the strengths of version control without burdening end-users with
the learning curve of change control fundamentals.
So you've got Subversion repository set up somewhere, and you want
to take a look at what's inside with a PHP script. With the
VersionControl_SVN::VersionControl_SVN_List() command, you're just a
few steps away.
Have a script that needs to utilize several VersionControl_SVN
subclasses? At the expense of a little overhead, you can be sure
your $svn objects are fully-loaded by using the
VersionControl_SVN::factory() command keyword
For example, in a basic script to get the list of current files in a
repository, you just need the
// Setup error handling -- always a good idea!
$svnstack = &PEAR_ErrorStack::singleton('VersionControl_SVN');
// Set up runtime options.
$options = array('fetchmode' => VERSIONCONTROL_SVN_FETCHMODE_RAW);
// METHOD ONE: Lowest Overhead
// Create svn object with subcommands we need listed out individually
$svn = VersionControl_SVN::factory(array('list', 'log', 'blame'), $options);
// Define any switches and aguments we may need
$switches = array('username' => 'user', 'password' => 'pass');
$args = array('svn://svn.example.com/repos/TestProject');
// Pick files out of the above output, and see who did what
$args = array('svn://svn.example.com/repos/TestProject/trunk/index.php');
echo "<pre>" . $svn->blame->run($args) . "</pre>";
// METHOD TWO: Put all available commands at your disposal
// Load up all subcommands - higher overhead, but convenient for certain occasions
$svn = VersionControl_SVN::factory('__ALL__', $options);
// Now you may run whatever you need to ...
// ... and so on.