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Re: Should TortoiseSvn be showing merges in Revision Graphs ?

From: Ben Fritz <fritzophrenic_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 09:58:14 -0500

It's a feature that has been requested several times in the past, and
rejected, so no it's not currently possible in TortoiseSVN. Eclipse has a
couple plugins to do this.

It has been rejected in the past with "it would take to long to get and
parse all the information" even though svn mergeinfo already provides a
similar view. I think the reasoning had to do with problems of scale when
there are lots and lots of branches, since each branch would need to check
each other branch's merge info, hitting the server each time. OTOH "svn
mergeinfo" only ever needs to get information about two branches.

Still, I'd also really like to see this feature implemented, even if turned
off by default, with the knowledge that it can take a really long time in
some repositories.

On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 8:41 AM, Kerry, Richard <richard.kerry_at_atos.net>
wrote:

>
>
> Should TortoiseSvn be showing merges in some way in the Revision Graph
> display ?
>
> When I view a Revision Graph for a file I would expect to be seeing arrows
> to represent merges, but I don’t seem to be seeing anything. Nor seeing
> a configuration to enable them.
>
>
>
> Is this feature present and I just can’t see it ? Or is it actually not
> available ?
>
>
>
> I’m used to using TortoiseCVS (the CVSNT version) which does show merges
> (as pink arrows)
>
> Here are some images snipped from that as examples, though I'm not sure if
> this list supports them.
>
>
>
> In the first example, the arrow represents an Undo, where 1.30 is to be
> undone. The merge acts so that 1.31 will actually be the same as 1.29.
> The second example shows a couple of merges back to the Trunk/Head.
> 1.27.2.10 is merged to 1.28 and 1.29.2.1 is merged to 1.30.
> The last example is to fix a "whoops I didn't intend to commit that to the
> trunk" situation. 1.4 was committed to the Trunk by mistake. There is
> then an Undo Merge back to 1.3. The mistaken commit is then merged onto a
> new branch as 1.5.2.1.
>
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Richard.
>
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