Simplify comparing a patch set with the latest patch set
Project Member Reported by email@example.com, Apr 5 2017
Currently in PolyGerrit, when I click the link for a comment, the default view shows the diff between Base and the patch set with the comment. I almost always click the comment links when I want to see the changes the author applied in response to the comment. It makes more sense to me to display the Comment -> Latest Patch Set diff by default. (If the comment is on the latest, then it still should be Base -> Comment of course.) It would also be helpful to have "diff with Base" and "diff with Latest" links. Fiddling with the patch set drop-down menus to change from Base -> N to N -> Latest is way too painful (especially when I accidentally click the Base drop-down first, because I can't select N until the right-hand side has been moved from N to Latest).
Apr 6 2017,
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Sep 11 2017,
Issue 7172 has been merged into this issue.
Oct 31 2017,
Nov 1 2017,
Issue 7613 has been merged into this issue.
Nov 14 2017,
Issue 7746 has been merged into this issue.
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Dec 28 2017,
Issue 8788 has been merged into this issue.
From 8788: I often have this workflow: * CL author uploads patch set 1 * I comment on patch set 1 * Author replies the comment, uploads a new patch set * I open the comment thread on patch set 1 to read the reply * Now I want to compare the last patch set to the one I commented on. So, essentially I want to switch from a base..1 diff to 1..2 (assuming 2 is the latest patch set), but it currently requires two interactions (base..1 -> base..2 -> 1..2), they have to be in the correct order because Gerrit doesn't allow the same patch set on both sides, and I have to remember the old patch set number because the intermediate step loses that information. Having a single button to do this would be very nice :)
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