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Re: feature request: show log current revision indicator

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 20:16:54 +0200

mnorland wrote:
> This (like all things externals) is a little convoluted... though the
> same request should apply to any working copy.
>
> We plan to use externals to pin disparate projects/repos into a single
> directory structure, and use that for versioning releases. So, the
> idea is that we have say 20 external definitions on a single 'release'
> directory, and each one is coming from REPO_URL at a specific PINned
> revision.
>
> Now, the request. So you setup the above and do a release 6 months
> ago. Then 6 months pass - when you go to 'show log' on an individual
> directory, you see that repositorys log showing all changes up to
> today. Unfortunately, there's no immediately obvious/easy way to see
> within the log what revision you're actually at, to 'at a glance' see
> what's changed, or where you were, or easily see what changes went in
> right before the release.
>
> I'd like to get peoples ideas on two possible behaviors:
>
> 1) bold the line of the current working copy revision.
> This seems relatively trivial (it's information we have close at
> hand) and I don't imagine it would be annoying in any context. Even
> in a standard working copy, it can be useful to see immediately what
> commits have happened since you last updated.

Filed as issue #425:
http://issues.tortoisesvn.net/index.php?do=details&task_id=425

> 2) only "show log" up to the current revision, but provide an easy
> option to 'get newer log messages'. This should only be done for
> working copies that are PINned to a specific revision (or do we only
> have that info for externals?).
> I wouldn't want 'show log' on a normal working copy to hide more
> recent log messages by default, and I doubt anyone else would - but
> for a WC that was checked out to a specific revision, or to an
> external definition that's PINned - oftentimes you'll only be
> interested in the changes that occurred up to that point (at least by
> default).

Bad idea. That's what Subversion does, and that confuses users even more!
See here: http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#hidden-log

Stefan

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