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RE: Custom check-in log editor

From: <Jekabs.Andrusaitis_at_tieto.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 18:22:34 +0200


We already have a Java GUI application for editing check-in message on Unix platforms (using command-line SVN client with SVN_EDITOR environment variable).
Reason for such editor is integration with the issue tracking system (JIRA) and software release version tracking system (home grown).
Basically what the editor does is let us choose specific issues from issue tracking and/or provide more detailed information (like change severity, compatibility etc) for release version tracking (which later uses this information for version change lists etc) and then composes machine-readable check-in message which can then be handled by SVN server hooks.

Thanks for the hint about IBugTraqProvider plug-ins, in my case this probably could be used to achieve the desired functionality even without porting the existing Java application by simply launching it from plug-in.


-----Original Message-----
From: news [mailto:news_at_ger.gmane.org] On Behalf Of Hans-Werner Dietz
Sent: otrdiena, 2009. gada 27. oktobrī 15:33
To: dev_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Custom check-in log editor

> On 26.10.2009 17:31, Jekabs.Andrusaitis_at_tieto.com wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Currently TortoiseSVN does not support anything like command line
>> SVN_EDITOR environment variable which specifies which external program
>> is to be used to edit check-in log message.
>> Although such feature has been requested before (at least google found
>> question similar to this, however I was unable to find anything related
>> on bug/feature tracker) and the fact that it would greatly simplify
>> integration with various bug-tracking and/or release/delivarable version
>> tracking systems – it doesn’t seem to been implemented.
> It isn't implemented, and I don't think it ever will be.
>> Nothing too fancy would be required – external program launched with
>> temporary text file (perhaps with modified file list filled in,
>> preferably in a similar way to command-line client for portability) as
>> an argument instead of build-in log editor.
>> So the question – is something like this planned in one of future
>> versions (preferable near future), or are there arguments against such
>> feature?
> Why would you need such a feature? What kind of editor would be so much
> better than what you already get?
> If you need issue tracker integration, the right way to do this is to
> write your own plugin for the commit dialog:
> http://tortoisesvn.net/docs/release/TortoiseSVN_en/tsvn-ibugtraqprovider.html
> Stefan

for bug/feature/issue tracking you also can use a server side tools like




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