Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of TracChangeset


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    44Trac has a built-in functionality for visualizing “diffs” - changes to files.
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    6 When viewing a repository check-in, such as when following a
    7 changeset [wiki:TracLinks link] or a changeset event in the
    8 [wiki:TracTimeline timeline], Trac will display the exact changes
    9 made by the check-in.
     6There are different kinds of ''change sets''.
     7Some can correspond to revisions made in the repositories,
     8others can aggregate changes made in several revisions,
     9but in the end, any kind of differences can be shown.
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    11 The changeset view consists of two parts, the ''header'' and the ''diff views''.
     11The changeset view consists of two parts, the ''header''
     12and the ''diff views''.
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    1314== Changeset Header ==
     
    2021 * Message -- A brief description from the author (the commit log message)
    2122 * Files -- A list of files affected by this changeset
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     24If more than one revision is involved in the set of changes being
     25displayed, the ''Timestamp'', ''Author'' and ''Message'' fields
     26won't be shown.
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    2328In front of each listed file, you'll find  a colored rectangle. The color
     
    4146In addition, various advanced options are available in the preferences form for adjusting the display of the diffs:
    4247 * You can set how many lines are displayed before and after every change
     48   (if the value ''all'' is used, then the full file will be shown)
    4349 * You can toggle whether blank lines, case changes and white space changes are ignored, thereby letting you find the functional changes more quickly
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     51
     52== The Different Ways to Get a Diff ==
     53
     54=== Examining a Changeset ===
     55
     56When viewing a repository check-in, such as when following a
     57changeset [wiki:TracLinks link] or a changeset event in the
     58[wiki:TracTimeline timeline], Trac will display the exact changes
     59made by the check-in.
     60
     61There will be also navigation links to the ''Previous Changeset''
     62to and ''Next Changeset''.
     63
     64=== Examining Differences Between Revisions ===
     65
     66Often you'll want to look at changes made on a file
     67or on a directory spanning multiple revisions. The easiest way
     68to get there is from the TracRevisionLog, where you can select
     69the ''old'' and the ''new'' revisions of the file or directory, and
     70then click the ''View changes'' button.
     71
     72=== Examining Differences Between Branches ===
     73
     74One of the core features of version control systems is the possibility
     75to work simultaneously on different ''Lines of Developments'', commonly
     76called “branches”. Trac enables you to examine the exact differences
     77between such branches.
     78
     79Using the '''View changes ...''' button in the TracBrowser allows you to enter
     80''From:'' and ''To:'' path/revision pairs. The resulting set of differences consist
     81of the changes that should be applied to the ''From:'' content in order
     82to get to the ''To:'' content.
     83
     84For convenience, it is possible to invert the roles of the ''old'' and the ''new''
     85path/revision pairs by clicking the ''Reverse Diff'' link on the changeset page.
     86
     87=== Checking the Last Change ===
     88
     89The last possibility for examining changes is to use the ''Last Change''
     90link provided by the TracBrowser.
     91
     92This link will take you to the last change that was made on that path.
     93From there, you can use the ''Previous Change'' and ''Next Change'' links
     94to traverse the change history of the file or directory.
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