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Re: RFC: Log Message Templates via new hook.

From: Kevin Puetz <puetzk_at_puetzk.org>
Date: 2005-05-21 19:17:54 CEST

> Simon Large wrote:
>> John Peacock wrote:

>> I'm not saying that it shouldn't be taken seriously. I'm only saying
>> that the non-standard way that TSVN has chosen to implement commits
>> should not force the rest of the user base to accept a poorer
>> implementation.
>
> TSVN is not just a GUI front end for the CLI. It does things that the
> CLI cannot do, the commit dialog being a good example. The TSVN Commit
> dialog is not directly equivalent to the command line commit. It does a
> status crawl first to present you with a list of changed files and you
> can select which ones to include in the commit. You can also opt to
> show unversioned files and select any of them for adding to the commit.
>
> When you have selected the files and prepared the message, then you hit
> [OK] TSVN does the commit. This sort of interactivity just isn't
> appropriate to the CLI, but it is what makes the GUI clients popular.
> Neither way is right or wrong, they just take different approaches. You
> cannot state that the CLI is "standard" and everything else is "an
> add-on". They are both subversion clients using the same library. OK,
> the CLI is standard in as much as it is a part of the subversion source
> base, and runs on every OS.

Indeed. I actually use the commandline client for most things, even on
windows, because I'm a commandline&vi guy :-). But I do use tortoise when I
go to do commits, because it's just so nice to be able to see changed
files, change which ones are included, double click on them to view the
diffs, etc, as I decide what pieces should go into this changeset and write
up the log message. The CLI just can't do this kind of interaction, and
it's helpful.

<wishlist>Now if only there was a tsvn.exe so that I could say tsvn commit
to get that dialog instead of having to fire up explorer and dig to the
same folder :-)</wishlist>

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