Add links to child commits on commit detail page

Issue #8333 wontfix
Urs Liska
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It would be nice to have not only a link to the parent commit(s) but also to child commit(s) if existent.

Currently, if I want to walk my way through a branch (e.g. a pull request) in chronological order I always have to go back to the list of commits to select the next one.

Walking through the branch in reverse chronological order is straightforward throught the parent link, but having the opposite option too would be an enhancement.

Comments (7)

  1. Jonathan Mooring staff

    The performance characteristics of this would be potentially expensive, which is why we haven't added this to the UI to date. We think that the commit list (both in the top-level commits tab and in the pull request commits tab) is a reasonable way to view a chronological list of changesets.

  2. Erik van Zijst staff

    We're not opposed to it, but as @Jonathan Mooring mentioned, computing this information can be very expensive as Git does not have this data readily available.

    Adding it at this time would mean a certain number of repositories could take a big performance hit.

  3. Erik van Zijst staff

    We started out as an hg-only service, but have had Git support alongside it since 2011, which has since overtaken hg in terms of overall usage and number of repos.

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