Just to be clear, is not the current behaviour of sublime-merge (2059 over here) considered a bug?
Because the current behaviour is kind of destructive (therefore a bug). For instance, usually I try to open sublime_merge from the windows task bar so all my open repositories (aka session) will still be preserved (>10 repos usually), unfortunately sometimes I may forget to open sublime_merge from the very beginning and I’ll just open a particular new repo from SublimeText directly and If I do that, boom! all my tabs/sublime_merge session will be destroyed and I’ll have to open 1 by 1 all the sublime merge tabs again
One simple solution that’d probably satisfy all users would be… open repository from sublime_text shouldn’t destroy all previous sublime_merge tabs and just set as active the opened tab repo (or append it at the end). And then, just give a context menu at the tab level with all the actions such as (close other tabs, close tabs to the right, etc etc…)
My 2 cents