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  1. Allow reverting of delete file commits

    Once a file deletion has been committed, it is extremely difficult to undo this. The only way I managed to do it was to find the revision where it occurred in the History Viewer, choose "Revert changes from this revision" (thereby reverting *all* the changes done there) and then again reverting the other changes.

    Much simpler if I could select the "delete file" action in the History Viewer's changed paths and choose "Revert".

    9 votes
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      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add option to ignore whitespace changes

      Applicable to unified diff command, show changes, annotate

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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        We currently use the Menees tools for our internal diff viewer. This option will be enabled when we switch to the subversion diff library for creating the diff.

        This issue is fixed for the annotate viewer.

        Visual Studio 11 has a builtin diff viewer, which will automatically be used instead of the Menees tools. This diff viewer has many new options.

      • force a build before commit if build fails do not commit.

        It wuould be nice to prevent code that does not build to be committed. This would prevent broken code to go to the repository and no more broken build warnings from cruise control.

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        • 23 votes
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          • Keep update window open after update complete

            I'd like it if the update (get latest version) window either stayed open after the update had completed, or there was an option to allow this. My reasoning is that information about what changes the update has performed are displayed in the window, along with the revision you are updating to, but since it closes as soon as it's finished you don't really get a chance to look at this information.

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              12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              The update window is a modal dialog. If we were to keep this open, there’s no way to use Visual Studio without closing it.
              We will need to add another way to take a look at recent changed made by others by either caching the updated files list, or the before/after revision and showing the log messages between the two.

              Note:
              1) that update output is always logged to the Subversion page of the output window.

              2) All pending conflicts (even to files not referenced in the repository) are always shown in the pending changes window.

            • Add Username Filter to History Viewer

              It would be very useful to be able to filter the history viewer for a particular user/developer. This has two benefits: 1) When performing code reviews it is helpful to see revisions pushed by a specific developer 2) Our CI system produces several checkins and having to wade through meaningless revisions (in the context of Visual Studio - the CI server checks in an obfuscator file which doesn't affect the solution).

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                under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Expression Blend 3 Support

                Can ankh SVN be made to integrate with Microsoft Expression Blend Studio 3?

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                  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  It’s not possible to use the current AnkhSVN inside Blend. Getting this done would mean implementing a new SCC provider for Blend (it has a very different interface), It does look like it’s a lot less work to do so. Keep the votes coming, and we might consider it :-)

                • Enable 'svn-add'ing references

                  You should be able to add references , where the assembly is a local file in the solution directory, to Subversion more easily

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                  • Auto check the server side for updates on opening projects

                    It would be very useful to have some warning that the solution has been changed and the version on your machine is not the latest one - on opening the solution.

                    Example:
                    We have multiple developers working on the solutions in the repository.

                    If you open a solution that has had changes made to it since the last time you opened it, you cannot tell that it has been changed until you do and update.

                    If you forget to do this every time you could have a big problem when it comes back to committing it back to the SVN…

                    89 votes
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                    • Add TFS issue tracker integration

                      Although TFS is generally used as a combined issue tracker and source repository, many of the projects at my company use SVN for source control due to legacy reasons and TFS for work item tracking.

                      I'd love to see the ability to link SVN changes to TFS Work Items using a built-in issue tracker extension.

                      12 votes
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                        under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Working copy backup using diff/patch files.

                        Add a "Backup working changes" button to the AnkhSVN toolbar. Configure the backup location in Tools > Options -> Source Control. Include tags in the path which can be replaced with the Solution name. This will allow developers to easily backup their current work without checking it into subversion. Having your working copy backed up to a network share, would be useful for day-to-day work that doesn't warrant its own feature branch.

                        An option to automatically backup at regular intervals would minimize lost work in the event of a machine failure.

                        This could possibly be scripted using the command line,…

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Currently a patch file can’t express all information in a working copy. A new feature partly available in subversions trunk should make it possible to fully capture all changes (including copying and renaming files) in the new svnpatch format.

                          A full implementation of this feature will probably require Subversion api changes that are scheduled for 1.7 or 1.8.

                        • add better support for svn:externals

                          Two things from the top of my head around svn:externals that I think would be useful
                          1. Some GUI to easily add external folder (like project already being part of another solution in shared repository) to solution.
                          2. Some visual indication that project is an external reference.
                          3. Some indication that there exists newer version of the project being referenced in its original location. (i.e. when bugfixes have been introduced)

                          139 votes
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                          • Offline Checkout for "needs-lock" files

                            "Needs-lock" files must be locked before editing. When Server is not available, ReadOnly attribute (R) must be deleted with File-Explorer, should be possible within Viaual Studio.

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                            • Add "Open With..." option to file context menu in Pending Changes

                              The context menu for modified files in the Pending Changes tool window is lacking an "Open With..." item.

                              "Open With" is useful when reviewing changes that open up a full designer - for example, complex XAML Workflows can take a very long time to open and occasionally it makes more sense to open them with the XML Editor.

                              This is true for just about all files with designers.

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                              • View older revisions in Repository Explorer

                                Currently the Repository Explorer shows the current state of the repository. It would be nice to be able to see an older state (ie. older revision).

                                For example, if a file or directory is deleted, currently the only way to find it is to browse through the History Viewer, trying to find it there.

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                                • add donations. I want to pay for AnkhSVN

                                  Great product. I want to pay

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                                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    As some of you might (or might not) know my work on AnkhSVN, SharpSvn and Subversion is paid by CollabNet.

                                    So the development is partially funded by companies that subscribe to CollabNet support packages (which btw. include AnkhSVN support).

                                    We are currently not looking at opening other ways of funding, but casting a lot of votes on this request might make us change our mind.

                                  • exclude lists

                                    Multiple exclude lists to hide elements that should not (yet) committed, would be nice.

                                    24 votes
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                                    • Add mini-AnkhSVN plugin implementing the old MSSCCI api

                                      This would allow using a subset of the AnkhSVN 2.X support from older Visual Studios and other applications that use the MSSCCI api.

                                      13 votes
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                                      • Check StyleCop before commit

                                        If any violations are present then refuse commit.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            The best place to implement this would be in the Subversion core libraries. Otherwise some subversion clients would work while others fail.

                                            (The proxy settings in Tools→Options→Source Control→Subversion also apply to all other Subversion clients, as they just change the shared registry location)

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