Allow more characters to be displayed in Log view commit comments

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Allow more characters to be displayed in Log view commit comments

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I use the Log window to build a change log of my commits.  It appears that the Message column truncates at about 100 characters.  It would be great if that could be configured to whatever length the user desires.

Or perhaps there's a better way to get a list of all commits in a given time range with their full messages that I'm not aware of?

Thanks for your consideration!
 

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> I use the Log window to build a change log of my commits.  It appears that the
> Message column truncates at about 100 characters.  It would be great if that could
> be configured to whatever length the user desires.

Please give system property "smartgit.log.commitMessage.shortLimit" a try. For details, refer to:

http://www.syntevo.com/smartgit/documentation/6.5/show?page=system-properties

Note, that displaying long messages might slow down the GUI (significantly).

> Or perhaps there's a better way to get a list of all commits in a given time range
> with their full messages that I'm not aware of?

How do you plan to use that information? Maybe some formatted output of "git log" will be more helpful? You could add such a custom "git log" as External Tool (see Preferences).

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Marc Strapetz
syntevo GmbH
http://www.syntevo.com
http://blog.syntevo.com


01/07/2015 18:20 - [hidden email] [smartgit] wrote:

> I use the Log window to build a change log of my commits.  It appears that the
> Message column truncates at about 100 characters.  It would be great if that could
> be configured to whatever length the user desires.
>
> Or perhaps there's a better way to get a list of all commits in a given time range
> with their full messages that I'm not aware of?
>
> Thanks for your consideration!
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Thanks Marc!  The system property works fine for me.  I increased it to 256, which should be plenty for all but a few cases for me, and doesn't seem to degrade performance much.

Regarding a custom "git log", I don't think I need it since the property is sufficient.  Basically all I'm doing is using copy / paste from the log view to a file, which is then displayed in our application as a change log.  I don't think it's a big deal if the messages are truncated to 256, but 100 was frequently leaving out some important info.

Thanks again!
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> The system property works fine for me.  I increased it to 256, which
> should be plenty for all but a few cases for me, and doesn't seem to degrade
> performance much.

I agree, a limit of 256 should be no problem.

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Marc Strapetz
syntevo GmbH
http://www.syntevo.com
http://blog.syntevo.com


01/12/2015 09:30 - [hidden email] [smartgit] wrote:

> Thanks Marc!  The system property works fine for me.  I increased it to 256, which
> should be plenty for all but a few cases for me, and doesn't seem to degrade
> performance much.
>
> Regarding a custom "git log", I don't think I need it since the property is
> sufficient.  Basically all I'm doing is using copy / paste from the log view to a
> file, which is then displayed in our application as a change log.  I don't think
> it's a big deal if the messages are truncated to 256, but 100 was frequently
> leaving out some important info.
>
> Thanks again!
>