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RE: Revert changes menu item in log dialog

From: Oddvar Kloster <Oddvar.Kloster_at_sintef.no>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 13:15:34 +0100

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon Large [mailto:simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com]
> Sent: 8. februar 2009 16:59
> To: dev_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Revert changes menu item in log dialog
>
> 2009/2/8 Stefan K√ľng <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.
> >>
> >> Thoughts?
> >
> > 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" ;-) http://svn.haxx.se/tsvn/archive-2006-01/0619.shtml
>
> 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.
>

How about 'Reverse merge'? Isn't that what the items actually do?

Oddvar

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