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Re: Feature request: Show merged log messages when selecting multiple revisions

From: Daniel Becroft <djcbecroft_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 21:07:12 +1000

On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 8:11 PM, Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>wrote:

> On Thursday 16 September 2010, Simon Large wrote:
> > On 16 September 2010 09:40, Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
> wrote:
> > > I have a request for a feature that I would consider useful. When
> > > selecting multiple revisions in the log viewer, you get a merged list
> of
> > > modified paths. What I would like in addition is a merged list of log
> > > entries (in the text field in the middle).
> [...]
> > Doesn't the top pane show exactly that information? Each selected
> > revision has a one line log message.
> Yes it does. All information is already available.
> > Or do you want this for copying log messages when merging? In that
> > case, doesn't merge tracking show you the merged revisions in the log
> > dialog already, so no need to paste them into the merge log message.
> You guessed right, I want that while merging. However, even though there is
> no
> need to put the info into the log message when merging, I do so
> nonetheless,
> just as convenience. Otherwise, getting from the log message in the merge
> target's log to the according changes becomes a hassle.

Have you tried using the "Show merged revisions" option? This lists all the
revisions that were merged indented under the merge revision e.g. if r100
merged r50-99, then you would see r100 in the merge target, then r50-99
displayed underneath.

> It's just like with the list of changed files below the text field for the
> log
> messages. You could have left the list empty when multiple revisions are
> selected, but you decided to merge the lists there. IMHO it would be an
> improvement to do the same to the log messages.

I disagree with this. If the average log message is 3 lines, and you select
10 revisions, what benefit is it to display all 30 lines? Most of the merges
we do are upwards of 100 revisions - we certainly would not want a combined
log message of all these revisions displaying.

I'd suggest implementing it as a "Copy log messages" option in the context
menu of the top pane would be sufficient (c.f. the existing "Copy to

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