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Bug 128097 - On diff export display files participating in a changeset
Summary: On diff export display files participating in a changeset
Alias: None
Product: versioncontrol
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Mercurial (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: issues@versioncontrol
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-02-22 01:58 UTC by akochnev
Modified: 2008-02-22 23:42 UTC (History)
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main_work_69258_e6edc0bf5288-128097-exportdiff-showhistory.patch (23.39 KB, text/plain)
2008-02-22 21:51 UTC, John Rice

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Description akochnev 2008-02-22 01:58:54 UTC
Currently, when selecting to export a diff, a dropdown displays the changesets to export the diff against. Those 
changeset numbers, however, are quite cryptic and meaningless at first look and without further investigation (on the 
command line or otherwise). It would be extremely helpful to show some context in order to select the correct 
changeset. Examples of relevant context might include details like date committed, files in the changeset, changeset 
message, etc. 

An additional enhancement relevant to this enhancement if the list of files in the changeset is shown somewhere would 
be to export a diff for a specific file in a changeset when the files in that changeset are displayed.
Comment 1 John Rice 2008-02-22 21:50:50 UTC
All of this information is available in Show History and Show Out.

The proposed change is to add a text hint in the Export Diff dialog pointing this out to the user and in Show History
and Show Out provide a Export Diff beside each Changeset, as we already do for Diff and Revert.

When the user clicks on this Export Diff the same Export Diff dialog is brought up, but set to just the Changeset they
clicked on. Hopefully this will give users better context.
Comment 2 John Rice 2008-02-22 21:51:27 UTC
Created attachment 57113 [details]
Comment 3 John Rice 2008-02-22 23:42:37 UTC
Committed to head:

changeset:   69358:945f8d27e4af
date:        Fri Feb 22 21:46:42 2008 +0000
summary:     #128097: adding Export Diff to Show History and Show Out on Changeset listing, beside Diff and Revert