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Bug 72967 - Add more fields to Versioning window, specifically commit messages
Summary: Add more fields to Versioning window, specifically commit messages
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: versioncontrol
Classification: Unclassified
Component: CVS (show other bugs)
Version: 5.x
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 blocker with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: issues@versioncontrol
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-02-23 14:29 UTC by jxt
Modified: 2007-01-04 17:14 UTC (History)
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Description jxt 2006-02-23 14:29:10 UTC
I would like to see more fields (columns) added to the Versioning window that 
appears after a Show Changes or Show All Changes command. In particular, I 
would find the following fields to be valuable: most recent commit message and 
most recent RCS revision number. Perhaps commit date/time and user would be 

I realize that this information is available in the Search History output, but 
that requires another step and opens another tab in the main viewing area. 
Having additional columns in the Versioning window would be more useful. 
Perhaps the columns to be shown in the Versioning window should be 
configurable via either an Advanced Options GUI or property settings in 
Comment 1 Maros Sandor 2006-12-18 14:27:40 UTC
I can imagine having revision number there but recent commit message seems a bit
strange to me. What decisions do you make that are based on the previous commit
Comment 2 jxt 2006-12-18 17:01:14 UTC
Hmmm... Well, as someone who routinely uses (short) CVS commit messages, I 
find them valuable to me to remind me what changes were made in the previous 
version. That way I know what changes have already been checked in and am not 
tempted to comment about those same changes again in the next commit. Maybe 
this is not a change that everyone would find useful, but it would be useful 
for the way I work. It just would be much easier to see them in the versioning 
window instead of having to open up a Search History report which 
inconveniently appears as another editor tab and takes additional steps to see 
and then close. Since some people may not use commit messages at all, and 
since some may create really long commit messages, perhaps the presence of 
absence of a column showing the commit messages would best be configurable 
somehow. Thanks for listening.