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Antw: Ignore properties changed when doing a diff?

From: Gunter Koenigsmann <Gunter.Koenigsmann_at_semikron.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:22:16 +0200


Since we work with externals a lot I would appreciate if diffing
changes in externals would be kept easily accessible in a way.

Kind regards,


Gunter Königsmann

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>>> Friedrich Brunzema <brunzefb_at_yahoo.com> 24.06.2013 16:36 >>>

a colleague just pointed this "annoying" behavior out. He has the
File, Rev 1000 - base version of file
File, Rev 1001 - added an svn property to the file
File, Rev 1002 - changed an svn property of the file
File, Rev 1003 - feature change for file.

Now he does a SVN log which shows

My friend now selects 1003, and 1000 and does a "compare revisions"
TSVN now does the diff, launching a bunch of instances of TMerge, some
of which have the properties. The last compare TMerge window shows the
code (but I still have to close the property change windows, which in
99% of the time I am not interested in - at least not when reviewing

With a tabbed external diff tool, the behavior is similar, except that
tabs are created - Bcompare (in my instance) then shows the first tab
(Prop window), second tab (prop window), third tab (code changes).

I propose adding way having a way to disable the properties diff during
a log. Don't know how best to do this on the UI level, simplest would
be (1) to do this only on with <Ctrl+Shift>, but this has its problems,
notably lack of visibility. One could add a global option (2) (in the
Diff viewer page) adding a "none" or "ignore" radio button. Finally, one
could add a checkbox to the log dialog (3) ("Ignore property diffs") -
but that would take extra screen real-estate and I'm not sure this is an
option I want to see everytime I see the log dialog. Personally, I
think (2) is the best option.

A workaround is to create a No-Op .exe [A program that does nothing]
and assign it as the program used for comparing revision of properties,
but this too is hacky - but it works with existing versions of TSVN.

Let me know what you think,



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