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Re: Commit dialog suggestion

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 10:20:25 +0200

Brian Gideon wrote:
> Whenever you do a copy/move/rename operation Subversion puts an empty
> svn:mergeinfo value on the effected nodes. I'm really struggling with
> this because it causes all sorts of chaos in the log. Not only does
> it pollute the log with files whose contents haven't changed it also
> causes strange and unrelated revisions to appear when including merged
> revisions. One work around that has been published is to delete these
> empty svn:mergeinfo properties before they get committed. That's what
> I have been doing.
>
> This leads me to my suggestion for TortoiseSVN. One thing I noticed
> about the commit dialog is that it will display files that have their
> properties modified. That's fine and dandy. But, it fails to do so
> on files that have been copied, moved, or renamed. Anytime a file has
> the text status "added (+)" the property status is always blank even
> if a property really was added. Obviously, that makes it difficult to
> spot the situation I describe above. It would be nice if the property
> status column worked when doing a copy/move/rename operation as well.

Such a change would have to be done in the svn core library, not TSVN
itself. It's the library API that does not return property info for
added items.

Stefan

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