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Re: Revert changes menu item in log dialog

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 12:19:51 +0000

2009/2/9 Oddvar Kloster <Oddvar.Kloster_at_sintef.no>:
>> -----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?

That is what happens, but I don't think it helps as a context menu
entry. If it is not in the docs already I can add that explanation
there.

Simon

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