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Re: Re: Can't find changelist feature

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 07:16:56 -0400

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 12:26 AM, Cameron Junge <cjunge_at_author-it.com> wrote:
> 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.

I agree with you with the exception of this one point. A dropdown
implies that you can only select one changelist to commit. I have
plenty of reasons to commit multiple changesets at once, and a "select
one" dropdown would preclude that.

> 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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