Powerful Subversion Commit Messages

Don't let the silence fool you. The Unfuddle team has been working hard on some very exciting features in preparation for another big release later this summer. In the meantime, we wanted to bring you a little something that many of you have been asking for.

Powerful Subversion Commit Messages

Subversion commit messages are more powerful than ever. Unfuddle now parses incoming commit messages and appropriately resolves, closes, reassigns or comments upon tickets within your project.

The commands that can be used in your commit messages are as follows:

  • resolve (resolves, resolved, fix, fixes, fixed) will change the status of the specified tickets to Resolved. If your project is setup to automatically close tickets upon resolution, they will be closed as well.
  • close (closes, closed) will change the status of the specified tickets to Closed.
  • addresses (references, refs, re, see) will associate the Subversion Changeset with the specified tickets noting that the ticket was affected by the commit in some way.
  • assign (assigns, assigned, reassign, reassigns, reassigned) will reassign the specified tickets to the username that follows.

Here are some examples of how to use your newly discovered Unfuddle Judo skills:

> svn commit -m 'fixed #372 and #456 and closed #385'
> svn commit -m 'resolves #22 & reassigns #22 to david'
> svn commit -m 'refs #124, #125 and #129 and closes #126'

A few notes on syntax:

  • If you want Unfuddle to actually affect tickets in your project, each ticket number must be preceded by a hash (#) symbol, as shown in the examples above.
  • When reassigning tickets, the specified username must be preceded by the word "to" (i.e. "assign #25 & #26 to alex").


  1. July 26, 2007 Noah Slater

    Great stuff, about time! Heh.

  2. July 26, 2007 Wynn Netherland

    You guys rawk! I'll definitely have to try this out. If you could add project specific wikis we could run our entire operation on Unfuddle!

  3. July 27, 2007 Drazen Dotlic

    Excellent! This is by far the best all-in-one developer service I've ever used. And very affordable too!

    Thanks, looking forward to seeing what else you have in mind for the forthcoming release.

  4. August 6, 2007 Hendy Irawan

    You guys really need to push those features often and in creative ways...

    I've loved your UI since the first time I looked at it even just by screenshot tour

    bring the joy back to version control, Unfuddle!! :)

  5. August 7, 2007 Allan

    You guys rock!! Loved this new feature!
    Tracking fixes are much easier now.

  6. August 7, 2007 Aidan

    This product would be 100% perfect with a wiki page.

  7. August 7, 2007 river

    great work guys. still waiting for the wiki features, but i like using unfuddle more and more every day.

  8. August 23, 2007 Dom

    This looks really good. I'm signed up, to test it out.. Nice work.

    I agree re: wiki .. seems like the most important piece missing.