Save and load ref lists (selections) in "Show log" -> "Browse references"
By davide.by.z... on November 22, 2013 01:43 (imported from Google Code)
(The actual feature request is the last paragraph below.)
When working on a branch, I tend not to merge it back into master, but rather to rebase it, because I don't want to slow down my workflow to think of the best way to cleanly describe the changes-in-progress (especially since git makes it very hard to edit log messages) and to decide at exactly which points to make commits. As a result, I end up with basically two types of hanging branches:
- Branches that I'm keeping only for historical reference, either because the problem ended up being solved a different way, or because they were rebased into master.
- Branches that have yet to be dealt with, and have changes in them that I plan to complete eventually, and rebase into master.
Neither type is meant to be well-organized, but rather, represents how I actually worked on the problem. How I want to present the work is usually not the same, hence the rebasing.
Most of the time I don't want type #1 (closed) to clutter my view, but I certainly want to see those of type #2 (closed). I just learned that it is possible in "Show log" to show a custom set of branches:
- Click the text underlined in blue on the upper-left of "Show log" (e.g. "<All Branches>"), which opens the "Browse references" dialog
- Select a list of branches by either scrolling through and Ctrl+clicking them, or by Ctrl+arrow-key'ing through and Ctrl+Space'ing them, and click OK.
But as currently implemented this is not such a great solution, because the list will be forgotten the moment I close that instance of "Show log".
Proposal: Provide a way of saving and loading selections in "Browse references". This could be done in a very bare-bones fashion, just by adding a "Save" and "Load" button to the dialog, and it would be good enough to tide me through for a long time.