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[TSVN] Re: Some work for the doc writers

From: Simon Large <slarge_at_blazepoint.co.uk>
Date: 2004-09-30 11:36:41 CEST

"SteveKing" wrote
> There's also another property used now:
> tsvn:logwidthmarker
> This defines the number of chars at which a vertical line is shown in
> the commit dialog textbox to indicate that the log message line should
> not exceed more chars. If that property isn't set, the default value of
> 80 chars is used (the line is of course only shown when monospaced font
> is set for those textboxes!).

Just started on writing this up for the manual, but I see a possible
problem. Fine for new projects, but this came up with Subversion. Suppose
their limit was not 80 but 76. They would have to modify the props of every
single folder and sub-folder in the repository.

On the other hand, I can see why it should be project-specific, because you
want clients to pick up the rules from the repo and not rely on them setting
their own. Difficult choice.

It is probably a non-issue really. The main reason to pick 80 chars is to
make the log info fit the SVN cli output layout which is based on an 80 char
terminal. So no-one will ever use a value other than 80 anyway. Maybe.

But the same 'change every folder' problem would also apply to issue
tracking. Is there a way to set properties on folders recursively without
also setting it on all the files?

Other issues:
The default size of the commit log window is < 80 characters, and you can't
see the line at all.

The autowrap can deceive you. In particular, if the window is just > 80
chars, any long word at the end of a line will wrap and appear to be obeying
the line length rules. Maybe there should be an option to switch off
autowrap on this window.

The line does not appear immediately. And it gets wiped for a few seconds
when you type. Is it on a refresh timer?

Simon

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