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Suggestion: Branch/tag-dialog change

From: Hans-Emil Skogh <Hans-Emil.Skogh_at_tritech.se>
Date: 2006-06-21 12:33:24 CEST

Hi all!
 
I would like to suggest a modification to the "Copy (Branch / Tag)"-dialog.
In my opinion we should change the order (and default selection) of the radio button choices. I would suggest to move "Specific version in repository" to the top and make it default with the current revision of the selected WC entered in the revision field. "HEAD revision in the repository" should be moved to the bottom.
 
The reason I'm suggesting this is because it's an unsafe working practice to make a tag from repository-HEAD since there's no way to know what you are tagging. With branching it's not as bad, but still a "worst practice"*.

I would even go as far as wanting to provide some kind of warning for using "HEAD revision in the repository", but it might be enough to move it to the bottom of the choices. Having it as the default choice is, well, bad. :-)
 
I would also suggest changing some texts to clarify:
"From WC at URL:" -> "From URL:" or "From URL in repository:" or "Origin URL:" or similar. The path is showing the source path in the repository that the copy will be made from. Mentioning the WC there is confusing.
"Repository" ("box" caption) -> "Copy" or "Details" or similar maybe? "Repository" is to broad and unclear.
 
Hans-Emil
 
* Opposite of best practice
Received on Wed Jun 21 12:33:26 2006

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