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Re: Merge commit log messages

From: Milen A. Radev <milen_at_radev.net>
Date: 2006-08-03 13:16:08 CEST

On 03/08/06, Sebastian Good <sebastian@palladiumconsulting.com> wrote:
> 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!"
> Is it possible (via Tortoise or SVN) to construct a merge log message from
> all the log messages being used in the merge? I realize this might get
> incredibly long, but it could be better than nothing.
> Or, make it easy to expand the merge log entry itself in tortoise and "mine"
> back to the changes being referenced? I realize to do this the actual start
> and end revision numbers would have to be recorded somewhere
> programmatically, which I don't believe happens.
> How do other people handle this problem?

May be a bit OT, but you could look into SVNMerge too -
http://www.orcaware.com/svn/wiki/index.php/Svnmerge.py .

Milen A. Radev
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