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RE: [Subclipse-users] Re: Revert and selection in general

From: Martinescu, Eduard <Eduard.Martinescu_at_GlobalCrossing.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 09:38:22 -0400

Would it be possible to make it a configuration option?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Phippard [mailto:markphip_at_gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 9:36 AM
> To: users_at_subclipse.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: [Subclipse-users] Re: Revert and selection in general
>
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 9:19 AM, Steven Schwartz <sschwartz_at_feedroom.com>
> wrote:
> > Thus far, I've been resisting the urge to say, "Me too," but I strongly
> agree that Subclipse
> > should revert to checkboxes. I periodically go outside Eclipse to the
> TortoiseSVN interface
> > just to do a selective commit. The convenience of checkboxes definitely
> outweighs the
> > inconvenience of window jumping.
>
> No matter what we do we can't win. When the dialogs are like
> TortoiseSVN, the users that are experienced with Eclipse and CVS
> complain that our dialogs are not as nice as the CVS dialogs. When we
> make the dialogs like the CVS ones, then the people that are
> experienced with Subversion and other clients complain that they are
> not as nice as TortoiseSVN.
>
> Even though I have used Eclipse since 1.0 (or perhaps because of this)
> I always tended to use the TortoiseSVN style. Over time, I have come
> to appreciate the Eclipse style of working. Particularly the
> Synchronize view. Perhaps that is why I have not had problems with
> the changes. That view is already a subsetted list of your changes,
> so it is easy to select what you want and choose commit.
>
> Another thing I like about the current dialogs is that it is always
> clear what is going to be committed or reverted (everything you see in
> the dialog). With the revert dialog in particular there were several
> times that I would check the boxes to be the opposite of what I
> wanted. Probably, because I was thinking more in terms of commit.
>
> The current dialogs are optimized in favor of the scenario that you
> typically want to process everything the dialog shows. In the
> exception case, you can still remove some items. I think the
> checkbox-based dialogs optimize in favor of the scenario that you
> typically want to change what the dialog is showing.
>
> I think for now I have talked myself back into leaving it as is.
>
> --
> Thanks
>
> Mark Phippard
> http://markphip.blogspot.com/
>
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