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RE: Re: TSVN 1.7.7: Invalid storing bugtraq:logarex while using simplified dialog

From: Andriy Kvasnytsya <celebrin_at_inbox.ru>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 00:13:45 -0700 (PDT)

> The log regex *is* a two line string: the first line is the "message
> part expression" which must catch the whole bug expression, e.g. "issue
> #233". The second line then catches only the issue id itself, e.g., "233".

Hi Stefan,

Obviously, it is. But as far as I understand, it also supports one line mode - with only bug id regex.
At least my experience (it was working before mentioned change, and after manual tweak - works after) and documentation at http://tortoisesvn.net/docs/release/TortoiseSVN_sk/tsvn-dug-bugtracker.html are proving that.

That's very nice that simplified UI allows user to modify settings without precisely picking complicated and unobvious property names. But if simple edit-ok (without any modifications) breaks things that had already worked, that's not very nice. Actually, it's frustrating, because I've spend half an hour trying to understand what's wrong with my regexes (pretty trivial, that makes attempt to find nonexisting bugs in them even harder), or did something changed in way how Tortoise SVN is handling them... Just to find out it stores regexes in different way than earlier, or actually tries to force me to use "officially recommened" way of using log regexes without actually telling me.

I can suggest:
1) add some warning in case there is "bug-id" regex and no "message part" regex, pointing to documentation
2) store it as one and single regex in property, if user still want's to continue (as it's still allowed in documentation)

1) Don't allow user to finish dialogue without "message part", again pointing to documentation
2) Mention in documentation (and optionally in error message) that user have to use "Advanced" edit mode to let this work with single regex.

In it's current state applications behavior is unobvious and extremely non-user friendly.

Sorry for arguing with you about this beautiful tool, but I think both of us want to make it even better.



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Received on 2012-05-25 09:22:38 CEST

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