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[TSVN] Re: Rename command and the log

From: Simon Large <slarge_at_blazepoint.co.uk>
Date: 2005-01-12 15:52:45 CET

Christian GŁtter wrote:
> When I rename a file using TSVN's "Rename", I have to commit
> the renamed file and it is treated like a file that has just
> been added. When using TSVN's "Show log", only the last log message
> is shown and all log messages that had existed prior to the insert
> seem to have vanished. I had expected that the old log messages would
> have been retained after a rename.

Folks,

Christian's question is frequent one, mainly I think because this part
of the interface is not intuitive. I put up an RFC on 2 Dec, but
re-reading that now, I don't think it will fix the problem either. So
here is another attempt:

[ ] Stop on Copy/Rename
[ ] Get all revisions
[ Refresh ]

The stop-on-copy checkbox indicates that it includes renames, which
alone should reduce the FAQ incidence. It is also sticky (store last
state in the registry), so you can leave it set the way you like it.
Personally I would leave it unchecked most of the time, as I have more
problems with renames than I do with branches.

The Get-All button is replaced with a Refresh button and a Get-all
checkbox (non-sticky, default to unchecked). That means you can refresh
the view after changing the Stop-on-copy flag without going back to rev
1. If you can't see the need for this, imagine trying to use the current
UI on the SVN repository, when you need to uncheck the stop-on-copy box.

I know, I know, more work for you, Stefan. But you don't want Will to
get ahead of you in the statistics graph now, do you ;-)

Simon

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