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Re: Re: Merge dialog

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: 2007-10-19 11:59:55 CEST

On 19/10/2007, Alexander Klenin <klenin@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/19/07, Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn@googlemail.com> wrote:
> > > Then add 'Merge wizard' setting which, if disabled,. allows free switching
> > > between pages and adds action buttons at the bottom, as they are now.
> >
> > That sounds reasonable from a user point of view.
> > 4 tabs: merge type, url/revs, options, actions
> > Button area underneath.
>
> Excellent plan ;-)
>
> > In wizard mode the buttons are back, next, cancel and help, and tabs
> > can only be selected using the buttons.
> >
> > In advanced mode tab 4 is still used to carry the less-used buttons
> > (diff, u-diff) but the merge and dry-run buttons replace the next and
> > back buttons so they are always available.
>
> Or perhaps combine diff/u-diff in a single button,
> like Merge/Record and leave it at bottom?
> Or the other way around -- move 'Record only' to the last tab too.
> I have no strong opinion on this, just think it should be consistent.
>
> > No need for a Finish button. If you are a newbie you just use Next one
> > more time. If you are using the tabbed interface you have all the
> > buttons anyway.
>
> AFAIR, Windows standard wizards just rename 'Next' button to 'Finish'
> on the last step of wizard.

That is only appropriate if 'Finish' means 'Do it !' We have several
possible actions at the end, so on the last tab we could change 'Next'
to 'Merge' and enable the other action buttons too.

> Another feature I want is that tabbed mode remember last tab used,
> but this I can easily code myself.

Yes, that would be a useful feature too.

Simon

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