Review Request 129324: VCSCommitDiffPatchSource point changes : set width to 72 characters and use deleteLater()

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at
Thu Nov 3 17:32:12 UTC 2016

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Review request for KDE Software on Mac OS X and KDevelop.

Repository: kdevplatform


This patch proposes 2 point changes to `VCSCommitDiffPatchSource`. They're unrelated but both so small and limited to a single file that I hope you won't mind I put them in a single RR.

In order of appearance:

1- KDE insists on a 72 character limit for commit messages, and that is probably a very reasonable standard. In the current implementation there is no easy way to judge how far from that threshold we are. The easiest way to do this is by setting the commit message editor to a width of 72 characters (which for some reason requires taking the width of a string of 74 characters). I think there is room enough for this, but a more complete implementation would probably introduce a resize handle between the 2 main widgets. I haven't yet tried to look into that.

2- The commit message has been a very likely source of the crashes I've seen in the past (on Mac) when closing patch reviews, and which have been addressed by using `QObject::deleteLater()` for select widgets. That change was somehow never submitted for the commit message editor.


  vcs/widgets/vcsdiffpatchsources.cpp 42cf1d8 



On OS X with 2 different fixed font typefaces (sizes). The deleteLater() change has been in use since about 4.7.1 .

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preview: 72-char wide commit message editor


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