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Re: Feature Request: Allow the Repo-Browser URL dialog to be resized.

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-10-31 11:07:40 CET

Robert Schneider wrote:
>>> Another way I could imagine would be some predefined messages
>>> (not only a single one like it is at the moment) or message
>>> templates that are editable by the user. These could be used in
>>> the repo browsers log message dialog but also in the wc commit
>>> dialog.
>> Check out "tsvn:logtemplate" in our docs:
>> http://tortoisesvn.sourceforge.net/docs/release/TortoiseSVN_en/ch05s15.html
> Okay, there you have a single template. But what is if you would like
> to have several templates?

The whole point of templates is that it guides you into writing log
messages in a certain style. If you have multiple templates then you
first have to select which one to use.

> I often have to commit changes where I
> have made some comments within the source code. No functional
> changes. Then I usually write a message that is very unspecific, e.g.
> 'Some comments added'. Of course I do not want to set the property to
> this text, since this is not the only thing that I do with the source
> code. For such situations it would be nice to have a drop down box
> where you could choose from. Or maybe a right click in the text area
> could offer some templates. Hm, when I think about this then I could
> imagine that at least some repository independent messages could be
> offered somehow.

If you added comments to the file then you must have had a working copy.
You can't do that from Repo browser. The only operations are
copy/move/rename/delete. And for that type of operation the log message
is usually trivial. Sometimes there might be a more complicated reason,
like project restructuring, but then you will want to write a special
log message to explain it. I can't see why you need a log message
history here.

The only (slightly) useful customization would be to change the default
message that comes up with repo browser commit dialogs. And that would
be a client global setting. Is it really worth it?


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