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Re: allow edit of multiple log messages.

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2010 23:17:31 +0100

On 03.12.2010 18:22, Andy Levy wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 11:37, Philip Sayers<phil_at_cds-am.net> wrote:
>> Feature suggestion.
>> On the Show Log screen, would you consider enabling the "Edit Log Message"
>> context menu item if multiple revisions are selected, AND all revisions have
>> the exact same log message?
>> We sometimes include the phrase "DO NOT MERGE - ItemId nnnn" as part of a
>> commit message.
>> Typically for a small change that is not big enough to justify a branch but
>> large enough to require some extended testing after the commit.
>> The DO NOT MERGE means that the build engineer will ignore that revision
>> when merging changes into a build branch for customer packaging.
>> Once the extended testing has complete, we go back and edit the log messages
>> and strip out the DO NOT MERGE. If there are 2 or 3 commits for the same
>> piece of work, this can be extra clicking around that I think can be
>> eliminated.
>> While this may not be best practice it works for the processes we have in
>> place.
> Subversion itself only allows editing of one revision's revprop at a
> time. If this were to be implemented in TSVN, it would have to execute
> as multiple revprop changes in succession behind the scenes.

TSVN on trunk already allows multiple edits of the authors. But I did
not implement this for log message edits for one simple reason: log
messages should not be identical. And TSVN (or I) will not assist in
doing bad things.


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