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Repobrowser - suggestion

From: Hans-Emil Skogh <Hans-Emil.Skogh_at_tritech.se>
Date: 2007-05-08 14:06:26 CEST

Hi all!

 

Now when the repo-browser is getting a major overhaul I'll grab the
opportunity and post a feature request that I have been thinking about
for some time.

 

A quite common usage pattern for me is to open the repo-browser from a
suitable place on the working copy where I'm currently working. (You
know, right-click a versioned folder and select "Repo-browser" from the
TSVN-menu.)

 

This will for example start the repo-browser pointed at trunk. Let's now
say that I would like to go to the tags-folder. I know that it's right
there beside the trunk, but I get no indication that it could be there.

 

I would like to add some clickable item that indicates that the
repo-browser haven't fetched that particular directory from the server
yet, and clicking it would trigger the fetch. This way it would be
possible to more seamlessly navigate "upwards" in a
repository-structure. Right now, clicking the parent-folder of "trunk"
to fetch the "hidden" directories that are there is the only way to make
them show, and this will collapse the structure that was visible under
trunk...

 

I would propose to add a new "closed folder" with a special icon to
denote an unknown number of sub-directories. Clicking it would get the
subdirs from the server if there are any and display them in its place.
If there are no subdirs the phoney folder will simply vanish.

 

I have attached a screenshot showing a master artists rendition of how
this could look. *cough*

 

Hans-Emil

 

(I realise that this description got quite foggy. I hope that the image
with its exceptional clarity will make up for that.)

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