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Lack of Interest Merging Template Error

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Forsaken, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    This isn't all that informative; would it be possible to get what line the error is on?
     
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The errors generally do give the line number if possible. I don't know if the line number for the opened tag is storable.
     
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  3. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Yeah I just got an error with the line # now.
     
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Was that an automatic merge BTW, or one with conflicts?

    If it was automatic, did it prevent the rest from completing? (That would be a bug.)
     
  5. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    It was a conflict; I ended up reverting and doing the template in Notepad++ because it was a bit easier to see where to solve the conflict.

    Overall the merge system is pretty great though, this is only the first issue I've had with about ~10 customized templates.

    I would like to see line numbers for merging if possible though, but not sure if that is possible.
     
  6. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Line numbers were something @Slavik noted as well, but I'm not sure how feasible it is.

    But I'm already working on/looking at changes to make the merging system clearer. Right now, it shows you any change, but I'm not sure that seeing the old parent to new parent changes are really totally important (compared to seeing how your changes fit in, at least not by default).
     
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  7. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    It works well for most things, but if something has been modified quite a bit it's very confusing and it's still easier to go with Notepad++ comparison.
     
  8. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Well, keep in mind that you can still look at the 2-way comparison on the actual template page. (As that compares to the current parent version.)

    But yeah, I appreciate that a dedicated app can be easier. :)
     

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