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Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Admins and stewards/Merging files will include merging in file history too

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Merging files will include merging in file history too

  • Problem:

Today if we use the merging function on two files (two page in file-namespace) the merge include only the history of the description but not the history of the file itself (file history change only when we use "Upload a new version of this file")

  • Who would benefit:

All users group who have the permission to merge (admins, bureaucrats)

  • Proposed solution:

two possibility:

    • using the merge existing today to include the file merging
    • creat a new tool to merge pages.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:



Old image revisions are indexed by filename + timestamp so a merge would change links to old versions (and be generally a pain to implement as timestamps can conflict). Not a huge deal but this would be a lot easier to implement after phab:T28741 is fixed. --Tgr (WMF) (talk) 00:45, 17 November 2017 (UTC)[reply]