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Commit Comment is lost if commit fails

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:29 pm
by vogella

if I enter a (long)commit comment and then the commit fails then the comment is lost

I believe it would be more convenient if the comment could get saved and be proposed for the next commit.

Best regards, Lars

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:17 am
by J S Green
I would like this, too. I now habitually copy the comment to my clipboard before committing, just in case ...

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:32 pm
by Alexander Gurov
Dear J S Green and vogella,

If commit failed after "Ok" button in the commit dialog is pressed, the comment should be saved permanently and you can simply select it next time from the dropdown comment list.
In case if commit dialog is cancelled the comment is saved in the editor area (until Eclipse IDE restarted) but it is not added into dropdown list.

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:47 pm
by J S Green
Hello Alexander

I'm afraid this is not the case. After a commit fails, it is usually because you have to do something else - an update or a merge - before committing.

After you do these other things, the commit comment is lost. I have not been able to test whether it is lost before you do the update/merge as this problem only arises if one of my colleagues has committed the same file that I have worked on.

I have tried this in 1.1.0.RC2.

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:03 pm
by J S Green
Oh - I've found it!

It gets saved and is available from the drop-down called "Choose a previously entered comment or template".

I did not understand that from your previous answer - I need to clean my glasses. :oops:

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:40 pm
by vogella
Dear Alexander,

thank you for the tip. Very helpful. Best regards, Lars