This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Ordering of Branches Important When Visualizing Git Changesets
The commit graph view is offered to visualize how changesets have been committed and merged. Changesets are shown as part of a swimlane/branch using a "dot" indicator. The default behaviour of the view is to only display such dots for the left-most swimlane. In other words, dot indicators are not shown for all the other branches.
Observation: It is very difficult to use this view, to understand changeset relationships. In order to un-hide important changeset information, you need to swap swimlanes back and fort. Once you've done this a couple of times, it becomes impossible to keep which is which straight in your head.
Diagnosis: this view does the exact opposite of what it's supposed to: summarise important changeset information. Instead, it forces the user to manipulate the view, to extract details that are required, and forces the user to do the job of keeping a complete picture. In other words, the view forces the user to do the work.
Question 1: is there a way to suppress this default "one swimlane indicator only" display mode, so that changesets appear in all relevant branches?
Question 2: if this is not a feature, how does one submit an official request for a software change/feature?
Let me answer your questions:
Q1: No, you can't show a given commit on all branches in the commit graph.
Q2: You can report improvement requests on jira.atlassian.com, project "FishEye" (FE).
Let me also ask you one question:
What information exactly are you looking for on the commit graph?
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