Display a "brief" task description under the branch name in branch explorer
While naming branches after task #id numbers is a very effective organizational scheme, when quickly visually browsing in branch explorer it would be helpful to see more information about the branch. The comments field is a great place to describe the branch in more detail, but viewing the comments requires clicking on each branch of interest. Instead, it would be fantastic if the first sentence of the branch comment could be displayed under the branch name in the branch explorer diagram view. This short description of the branch could be extracted from the comment field using the same popular "autobrief" rules as doxygen and javadoc.
I am aware that the task name can be displayed when integrated with a supported task management product, but some task managers aren't supported. As well, even when integrated with a task manager, some team members will wish to make child-branches that don't explicitly have a managed task associated with them. It would be helpful to have quick summary information available for these branches, too, and displaying a comment brief will address that case.
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Your solution looks fabulous! The extra information, such as owner, is useful too.
Thank you so much for listening. You guys are great!
Adminpsantosl (Admin, plasticscm) commented
We've finally implemented a possible solution for this task, although we didn't do exactly what you requested.
Can you take a look at the BL400 announce post? http://codicesoftware.blogspot.com/2013/02/plastic-scm-4110400-release-is-out.html
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