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Re: Branch/tag/copy terminology

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-09-20 09:11:42 CEST

On 9/19/07, Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn@googlemail.com> wrote:

> This has only just occurred to me although it has been the same since
> forever. The Branch/tag entry in our context menu doesn't make sense
> for a file (in normal VCS terms a branch or tag is something you can
> checkout. Just because SVN implements branches as copies doesn't mean
> it makes sense to refer to a file copy as a branch as well). 'Copy'
> would be a better word for the file context menu. For the folder

No, no, no!
Don't name that menu entry "copy" - users will then use that to
actually copy files around in the working copy. Even though that
dialog isn't suited for that (you *can* use it for copying in the
working copy, but it's ugly).

> context menu, we could use 'Branch/Tag/Copy' which would avoid the
> occasional question we get about 'how do I make a copy?', although it
> would make the context menu entry longer.

Why not just use "Branch/Tag/Copy" for files too?

Stefan

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