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Re: [TSVN] "Stop on Copy/Rename" always disabled

From: Simon Large <slarge_at_slarge.plus.com>
Date: 2005-03-14 10:56:45 CET

STIEN Malte wrote:
> Some additional observations:
> The user's manual says (on page 51): "When you check the log message
> for a branch (or tag), Show Log only displays log messages back to
> the root of that particular branch - the point where the copy was
> made. This gives a quick indication of the changes that were made in
> that branch only. Note that this only applies in your working copy.
> If you are using the repo-browser, log messages continue through
> branch points."
> Surprisingly, the real behaviour of TortoiseSVN is right the other
> way around:

The behaviour of TSVN changed in 1.1.3 and I forgot to update the
manual. The reason for the change is that most people most of the time
want to see the whole history, and having that box checked means that
for any renamed files you can't see the history with the default
setting. We used to get a lot of mails about that - "SVN shows my
history, why doesn't TSVN". The main time you are interested in
stop-on-copy is when you are merging, and in that case, stop-on-copy
_is_ the default.

There are lots of arguments about the best way to do all this, but when
SVN 1.2 comes out, it will include improved features for getting
history, and at that point the dialog will be re-worked. Changes are
coming soon, but not just yet.

> - In the working copy, log messages continue through branch points
> and the user is unable to stop that from happening as the "Stop on
> Copy/Rename"-checkbox is permanently disabled (I guess this is
> unintended behaviour, i.e. a defect).
> - In the repo-browser, log messages initially stop at copies/renames
> and the "Stop on Copy/Rename"-checkbox is enabled and ticked. Once
> you unticked the box (and clicked on "Show All", which really should
> not be necessary) the log messages continue through branch points and
> the "Stop on Copy/Rename"-checkbox also gets permanently disabled (I
> guess this is also unintended behaviour, i.e. a defect) just like in
> the first case above.
> In any case, the manual doesn't seem to match the behaviour of the
> tool. Not sure, whether the defect is in the manual or in the tool.

Thanks for pointing this out. The manual is wrong - I will update it.


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