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Re: Merge Log text for single revision should look the same as for multiple revisions

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 22:54:53 +0100

On 23.11.2011 22:51, Jean-Marc van Leerdam wrote:
> Hi,
> On 8 November 2011 22:21, Jean-Marc van Leerdam
> <j.m.van.leerdam_at_gmail.com <mailto:j.m.van.leerdam_at_gmail.com>> wrote:
> Hi,
> When merging multiple revisions, the 'show log' dialog conveniently
> lists the revision comments of the selected revisions including the
> revision numbers. However, when selecting just one revision, the
> revision number is omitted. Can this be changed to show the comments
> in a consistent way?
> I am used to copying these comments into the commit dialog when
> committing the merge, prepending it with a 'Merge revisions from
> trunk:' text. For single revision merges I have to remember the
> revision number (or open a separate show log).
> Another thing I noticed: the comments from the selected revisions
> are shown in reverse order. This does not make sense to me, I expect
> the comments to be shown chronologically ascending (old on top). I
> know this is different from the list of revisions in the top pane,
> but after a copy/paste into the commit dialog it just looks strange.
> I have not seen any responses to this mail. Does that mean the
> suggestions are not useful?

It's a good suggestion. But I don't like the idea of adding the rev
number to the log message if only one is shown. It makes sense when
multiple revs are selected. But not for just one: in that case it would
confuse users so they think that the rev is part of the log message.

Do you have a suggestion on how to overcome this?


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