void pointer wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I've been really putting a lot of thought into TSVN's auto-close
> behavior. I posted a thread a while back with an idea but I think I've
> found a better one.
> Right now the progress dialog in TortoiseSVN seems to be used in several
> places for both local and remote operations. Examples:
> Local Operations that use the progress dialog:
> * Delete
> * Add
> * Revert
> * etc
> Remote Operations that use the progress dialog:
> * Update
> * Commit
> * Switch
> * Merge
> * etc
> Of all of the operations we can perform, regardless of if they are
> remote or local, there is one commonality between them: They all use the
> progress dialog.
> So to make the progress dialog auto-close to the user's exact
> preference, the obvious solution is to provide an "Auto-close" option on
> the progress dialog itself. Consider a fresh installation of
> TortoiseSVN. In this case, no progress dialogs at all would auto-close.
> However, as the user starts using TortoiseSVN, they will begin seeing
> the progress dialog used in different operations. For example, the user
> may find it annoying that when performing a successful commit that the
> progress dialog does not automatically close. So the user would select
> "Auto-close if no errors" for that dialog.
> The user then proceeds to do an "Add" of a directory. The progress
> dialog does not go away, so he would choose "Auto-close always". You see
> where this is going? This gives the user the ability to select how they
> wish for progress dialogs to close on-demand.
An "auto-close always" is bad. Very bad. We should never auto-close if
there are errors.
> One tough thing to consider is that not all auto-close "types" work for
> all progress dialogs. As far as I know (Please correct me if I'm wrong),
> every use-case for the progress dialog shares 2 specific states: Failure
> or Success. However, the update progress dialog has a few special
> states... such as Merges and Conflicts. For the update progress dialog,
> the user would be able to select the following auto-close settings:
> * Merges
> * Adds
> * Deletes
> * Conflicts
> * Errors
> * Success
Not just the update dialog. Switch, Merge, Branch/Tag have the very same
> And for the "Add" progress dialog (When adding a directory hierarchy),
> they would have a limited subset of those choices above:
> * Errors
> * Success
> Another difficulty if figuring out how to provide these options. I
> personally think that check boxes would be the most intuitive way, since
> it allows the maximum possible flexibility to the user. However, placing
> a collection of 6 or more check boxes (For the update progress dialog)
> could result in some clutter that a few of you might have some personal
> issues with. However, I think with a lot of discussion and careful
> design, we can make it work. A combo box is *not* the solution. Perhaps
> a combo-box with check boxes as elements? But I think that's getting a
> bit too complex... I'd have to see it first to know if it would work.
While I understand your desire to have a separate auto-close setting for
every single operation, I really think this adds way too much UI clutter
and way too much complexity.
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Received on 2009-03-30 18:14:30 CEST