On 2007-10-19, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 2007-10-19, Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Page 1 should include 2 radio buttons:
> That's what I implemented yesterday. I just hope people can understand
> the difference between a revrange merge and a tree merge.
Well, tree merge is hard to comprehend, no matter what :-)
>> Page 2 is for selection of the URL(s) and revisions. How it looks
>> depends on which option you selected.
>> 2a. Merge a range of revisions:
>> [ Combo box for the From: URL ]
>> [ Edit box for the revisions to merge ]
>> [ Show log button for URL ]
>> [ Show log button for WC ]
> I never really understood the need for the "show log for wc" button.
> Is this really necessary?
Maybe to check whether some revision has been merged to WC? With merge
tracking, that should become unnecessary.
>> [ ] Checkbox for auto merge
> I thought of keeping the auto merge as a separate context menu entry
> and not integrate it into the merge wizard. After all, the auto merge
> should be fast, which a wizard is by definition *not*.
> And since the auto merge should only be used by those who know what
> they're doing, I thought of moving that context menu entry to the
> 'shift-right-click' part of the menu.
The reason I suggested 'auto merge' on page 1 was that it does not need any
revision range inputs. If you place it as a checkbox on page 2, it
effectively needs to disable all other revision selection controls there.
In my opinion, there is also some value in having a single merge command. A
separate 'auto merge' adds yet another entry to the crowded context menu.
Besides, if you want to make it fast, just place it one page 1 and provide a
'finish' button right there; then the operation requires two user actions.
The name 'auto merge' is a bit unintuitive to me. Am I correct to assume
that it actually finds the copyfrom source of the WC and merges with it? If
so, I think that 'merge all changes from branch origin' would be more
>> [ ] Checkbox for reverse merge ???
> Not sure about that one yet. Maybe this could be done by the user
> specifying the revision range in reverse?
Agreed. However, this is sort of subtle, so maybe the UI should indicate
with e.g. an icon that the merge will be backwards?
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Received on Fri Oct 19 11:12:56 2007