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

From: Jean-Marc van Leerdam <j.m.van.leerdam_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2011 21:11:27 +0100

Stefan,

On 23 November 2011 22:54, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> 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?
>
> Not something that will work for all occasions at the same time.

The only way I see is to add one or two additional strings next to the
MergeLogSeparator to the Advanced settings page:
MergeLogOrderAscending (true/false)
MergeLogTemplateSingle (string pattern)
MergeLogTemplateMulti (string pattern)

The string patterns use %rev% and %msg% as the placeholders for the
revision number and original log message.

Anyway, I realize this may be quite some work, and without any supporting
'me too' responses probably not worth the effort. Introducing a user
customizable pattern that drives the replacement code has quite some risk I
guess.

-- 
Regards,
Jean-Marc
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