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
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.
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.
Created attachment 57113 [details]
Committed to head:
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