2009/2/8 Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>:
> Simon Large wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> Following some recent confusion on the users list I have realised that
>> our menu entries 'Revert changes from this revision' and 'Revert to
>> this revision' are possibly confusing due to using the term 'Revert'
>> when subversion already uses it to mean something entirely different.
>> The particular confusion was that to undo the effect of "Revert to
>> this revision" you have to "Revert".
>> The first one could be changed to "Undo changes in this revision", the
>> second is a little harder. "Undo to this revision"? "Undo changes
>> after this revision"?
>> It is easy to expand the docs to explain what will happen, but the
>> context menu needs to be clear in its meaning.
> I remember having the exact same conversation, only in reverse. We've
> once *had* the menu mention "Undo" instead of "Revert", and that
> confused people too. Because they expected "Undo" to leave a clean wc
> without local modifications.
> Since the menu has been telling people "revert" for many years now, I
> think we should leave it that way.
The earliest I can find is this one, which says "revert is confusing" ;-)
But it does talk about there having been an earlier discussion, and
now I re-read that thread it reminds me that we (and the svn devs) do
talk about reverting r12345 in exactly this sense. So I will just
clarify the docs to explain it better.
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Received on 2009-02-08 16:59:02 CET