> The whole point of templates is that it guides you into writing log
> messages in a certain style. If you have multiple templates then you
> first have to select which one to use.
Okay, I think I get it now. Just for my understanding, an example for the template could be:
Subject: <some Text>
Reason: <some Text>
Problems: <some Text>
Other notes: <some Text>
Correct? Then it makes sense to talk about templates (not predefinitions).
> > I often have to commit changes where I
> > have made some comments within the source code. No functional
> > changes. Then I usually write a message that is very unspecific, e.g.
> > 'Some comments added'. Of course I do not want to set the property to
> > this text, since this is not the only thing that I do with the source
> > code. For such situations it would be nice to have a drop down box
> > where you could choose from. Or maybe a right click in the text area
> > could offer some templates. Hm, when I think about this then I could
> > imagine that at least some repository independent messages could be
> > offered somehow.
> If you added comments to the file then you must have had a working copy.
> You can't do that from Repo browser. The only operations are
> copy/move/rename/delete. And for that type of operation the log message
> is usually trivial. Sometimes there might be a more complicated reason,
> like project restructuring, but then you will want to write a special
> log message to explain it. I can't see why you need a log message
> history here.
Maybe it's not necessary here. But maybe there is a need for this. Note that I just repeated what Matthias Wächter has written. Do you think if there is such a history something must be totally wrong or misunderstood? From my understanding it is just an option. Nobody has to use it.
> The only (slightly) useful customization would be to change the default
> message that comes up with repo browser commit dialogs. And that would
> be a client global setting. Is it really worth it?
I don't know about the effort. I just can say it would be nice if I could choose a default message from somewhere.
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Received on Mon Oct 31 10:46:12 2005