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Re: Merge commit log messages

From: Gavin Lambert <tsvn_at_mirality.co.nz>
Date: 2006-08-03 02:16:34 CEST

Quoth Sebastian Good:
> We work on a project with many active branches. While we like that
> Subversion makes this easy, we find we are frustrated with the commit
> log messages. For many files on "trunk", the only comments for the last
> six months are like "merged changes from branch xxx (revision 123-456)".
> This does nothing to help a developer who wants to know "who did what to
> this file I'm editing!"

Have you had a look at the Blame function? From that you can see who
most recently changed a given line of code. If that turns out to be a
merge, then you can jump over to the branch (by changing the URL and
revision) and do a Blame over there, if you've got multiple developers
committing to a single branch.

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