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

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 15:45:30 +0200

On Thursday 16 September 2010, Daniel Becroft wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 8:11 PM, Ulrich Eckhardt wrote:
> > 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?

No I haven't, thanks for this suggestion!

> > 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.

100 revisions sounds like integrating a feature branch. Otherwise, I typically
merge a handful of revisions or even just a single one at once, typically
distributing bugfixes from trunk to several release branches.

That said, what is the problem for you that you don't want the combined log
being displayed? I understand that the sheer amount can make it useless, but
what is the problem? With the same reasoning you could vote for not
displaying the affected files...

Uli

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