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Re: Feature Request: Add an exportable merge report and/or a warning screen after a merge

From: Andy Shellam <andy.shellam-lists_at_mailnetwork.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 19:48:24 +0100

Hi Adam,

This is one issue I always find annoying is that files added in a merge
aren't added to version control and sit as "non-versioned" until
committed or deleted. Surely they should be added to version control
automatically? (I know this is probably an issue with the client
library as opposed to TortoiseSVN.)

I agree with some form of dialogue (like the interactive conflict
resolution 1.5 introduced) that perhaps says something like "Files in
this merge were skipped; please check the log before continuing.) I'm
not sure if this is possible already, but could the messages be sorted
by type (e.g. added/deleted/modified/skipped) if the user clicks a
column header in TSVN's status dialogue, so all messages of type
"skipped" could then be seen as grouped together?

Andy

AKaplan_at_princeton.com wrote:
>
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> I am writing to request a feature for the next version of the SVN
> client. I currently use the 1.5.2 version of the client, and I
> noticed a potential hazard that developers might encounter during a
> merge (esp. from trunk to a feature branch). I found that if a file
> was added as a part of a merge, and the user cancelled and reverted
> the merge changes, the added file will sit on the user's working copy.
> When the user tries to merge again, all changes related to this added
> file will be skipped. If a merge is big, it's possible that the user
> won't notice that this file was skipped.
>
> I propose that one or both of the following changes should be
> implemented:
> 1. A warning screen should pop up in the case were a portion of a
> merge is skipped. That way, users will be able to track these skipped
> elements, and manually make changes as needed.
> 2. Users should be able to export the messages received from the merge
> dialog to a text file (ideally CSV). Currently, if a user hits the OK
> button, the dialog goes away, and the user can easily lose track of
> what happened during the merge.
>
> Please consider these features for future development. Thank you.
>
> Best,
>
>
> Adam Kaplan
> Associate
> Princeton Consultants
> 2 Research Way
> Princeton, NJ 08540
> 609.987.8787 x313

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