Sometimes you need to know not only what was changed in a file, but also who made those changes. The Annotations view displays the revision and the author that changed every line in a file. The annotations of a file are computed and this view is opened with the Show Annotation action, which is available in the History menu, and from the contextual menu of the following views: the Repositories view, Working copy view, History view, and Directory Change Set view..
- From Revision Section
- Select the revision from which to start computing the annotation. If you press the History button, the History dialog box is displayed, which allows you to select a revision.
- To Revision Section
- Select the ending revision by choosing between the HEAD revision or specify it in the Other text box . If you press the History button, the History dialog box is displayed, which allows you to select a revision.
- Select the encoding to be used when the annotation is computed. For each line of text, the SVN Client looks through the history of the file to be annotated see when it was last modified, and by whom. It is required that it is in the form of a text file. Therefore, encoding is needed to properly decode and read the file content. By default, the encoding of the operating system is used.
- Ignore MIME type
- If enabled, the file is treated as a text file and ignores what the SVN system infers
- Ignore line endings
- If enabled, the differences in line endings are ignored when the annotation is computed.
- Ignore whitespaces
- If enabled, it allows you to specify how the whitespace changes should be handled.
When enabled, you can then choose between two options:
- Ignore whitespace changes - Ignores changes in the amount
of whitespaces or to their type (for example, when changing the indentation or
changing tabs to spaces).Note: Whitespaces that were added where there were none before, or that were removed, are still considered to be changes.
- Ignore all whitespaces - Ignores all types of whitespace changes.
- Ignore whitespace changes - Ignores changes in the amount of whitespaces or to their type (for example, when changing the indentation or changing tabs to spaces).