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Re: Suggestion: default repository URL

From: Udo Eberhardt <Udo.Eberhardt_at_thesycon.de>
Date: 2006-09-22 20:38:23 CEST

Stefan Küng wrote:
> Udo Eberhardt wrote:
>> Stefan Küng wrote:
>>> Udo Eberhardt wrote:
>>>> I did already post this idea but maybe my description was not very
>>>> clear. This is a new attempt.
>>>>
>>>> When I start the repo browser on a non-versioned directory the URL
>>>> dialog pops up but no URL is set by default. I have to select one
>>>> from the list or have to type a path. It would be nice if a default
>>>> URL is set when the dialog pops up. This default should be
>>>> configurable via TSVN Settings. This feature would be very useful if
>>>> only one repository is used most of the time.
>>>
>>> Why? If you only use one repository, then the url of that repo is
>>> always in the drop-down list of the url combobox.
>>>
>> Yes, that's true. But I have to select the URL from the combo box
>> every time. If the URL that's most often used is set by default, I
>> have to simply click on OK. To me it seems unusual that the dialog
>> comes up with an empty string. Another idea to improve that is: save
>> the most recent selection and show this one again when the dialog
>> comes up. Many applications implement similar functionality in that way.
>
> Actually, we had that once (the combobox automatically showing the last
> URL used), but then users complained that they had to do an extra step
> (removing the url) before entering the new one.
>
> In this case, it's just not possible to make everybody happy.
>
Sorry for being persistent, but this brings us back to my original idea:
if I use only one URL most of the time then I could set my default URL
under Settings. If I don't do that then the URL dialog comes up with an
empty string.

This setting would be especially useful in combination with another
suggestion I posted under "Suggestion: default checkout directory path".

The background of these two suggestions is the idea that user
friendliness of TSVN could be improved when it is used in the following
scenario:
A group of developers is accessing one single repository in a LAN. The
repo contains many projects, one per top-level directory. Developers
have to create new projects and to switch between projects quite often.
To keep things simple the directory structure on the local disk (working
copies) corresponds to the structure of the repo.

This scenario applies to my company and possibly to many others.

Udo

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