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Re: Log Messages and Authors are not refreshed

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 11:51:07 +0000

On 17 November 2010 11:21, Zak <zakhar.zp_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Here is a situation:
> Somebody makes a commmit and I read it in the Log Messages. The next
> day this "Somebody" changes his commit message (or even changes the
> Author, it's the same with authors and messages). Then I open my Log
> Messages and see the same old author/message. Clicking "Refresh" or
> hitting F5 doesn't help.
> So what I expect:
> See the new author/message at once or after clicking "Refresh".
> And what I get:
> Only the old author/message is displayed.
> Right-clicking and selecting "Edit author" or "Edit log message" does
> show the new author/message, but this is a bad option. And yes, I know
> that I can clear the messages cache in the settings and then open the
> Log Messages and I will see the new message.
> But both above options are not good options - I could not knew that I
> actually need to "edit log message" or clear the messages cache.
> Well, unless the message states "I'm running away, and will write the
> comment for this commit tomorrow". And even then I could clear the
> cache, but this person has not changed his message yet, and I'm just
> dancing here in vain.
> So I would like TortoiseSVN to compare timestamps or whatever and
> update modified authors and messages on its own, without me clearing
> the cache. Thank you.
> P.S. This was already discussed earlier (concerning authors only), but
> was not fixed. The reply was to clear the cache. I have explained why
> it is a bad option above.

You don't need to clear the cache. Shift-F5 or Ctrl-F5 will re-fetch
the currently displayed messages from the repository.

There are no timestamps to check in subversion's API. The only way for
a client to find out if a revprop has changed is to go get it from the
repository, so you may as well turn off the cache altogether. You
could get notifications if you add a post-revprop-change hook in the
repository to send an email when such things change.


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