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Re: Feature Request: Commit Scratch pad

From: Kevin Grover <kevin_at_kevingrover.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 17:38:49 -0800

On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 3:40 PM, Cameron Stone <camerons_at_cse.unsw.edu.au>
wrote:

> Hello everybody.
>
> I would like tortoise to have a simple text dialog in which I can type
> notes about what I'm currently doing to the code. Thus, when I get to my
> next commit, I have the log message pre-written (though maybe in need of
> some editing). Perhaps the contents of this dialog could be pre-loaded
> into the commit log text area when the commit dialog is started.
>
> A similar effect can currently be achieved by having a commit dialog
> open all the time, and typing in it's log text area. However, this is
> inconvenient for 2 reasons:
> 1) You'd have to kill the dialog, start it again, and select your log
> message from the recent messages
> 2) You might accidentally commit though an unfortunate click, or
> ctrl-enter press.
>
> I could also use a text editor then cut and paste, I suppose. It'd be
> nicer to have it integrated.
>
> Cameron.
>

I basically do this by putting a file "_readme" (mostly on windows) or
'00_readme' on UNIX in the main directory of the repo (checked out working
copy). The file is NOT checked in, nor ignored.

I put a little blurb there about what I'm working on and when I started it.
Then, after that text, I'll add notes for ci's. The benefit is that the
info is there for any svn client on any os.

It helps me figure out what's when I started finding orphaned working copies
that were never completed.

Since I started checking in more frequently, I've not really needed to keep
the scratch pad for check in notes, but the readme is still helpful for when
I come back to partially completed working copies.

Adding this to TSVN would be in the realm of 'feature bloat' to me.
Received on 2008-02-25 02:39:06 CET

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