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RE: Re: Can't find changelist feature

From: Cameron Junge <cjunge_at_author-it.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 16:26:09 +1200

I disagree. It is needed.

It seems to me that changelists are to allow grouping of files, and thus an easier way to select the files you want to commit.

The way I see it working (ideally) would be to tag the files as you work them, putting them into the various changesets (maybe allowing previous/current changesets to be applied from a dropdown).

Then, when committing, a dropdown is available in the commit dialog that allows quickly selecting the files in the changelist. Which, I think is the main point of the changelists.

Having the assignment in the commit dialog seems to defeat the point. It's only client based, so it's more a tool to help the user group files. The commit dialog seems too late.

Cameron

-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Küng [mailto:tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 25 June 2008 7:30 a.m.
To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Can't find changelist feature

Andy Levy wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 3:11 PM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> Andy Levy wrote:
>>
>>> OK, I see it now. It seems odd to me to go all the way into the Commit
>>> dialog to create a changelist; do you have any plans to add this to
>>> the context menu? I think it'd be easier, as I'm working with my
>>> files, to just right-click and add them as things progress.
>> Why is that odd? Changelists are for commits, so the commit dialog is the
>> perfect place for this.
>
> Changelists appear to be for more than commits, and the CLI client
> appears to separate the changelist functionality from the svn ci
> subcommand the way I read
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn.advanced.changelists.html

Yes, for the CL client, changelists can be used as targets for commands.
That's not possible with TSVN (and also not needed).

Stefan

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