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Re: [TSVN_U] Re: [TSVN] Cannot replace a directory from within

From: Jean-Marc van Leerdam <developer_at_bemy.demon.nl>
Date: 2005-10-11 22:59:35 CEST

Hi Stefan,

> Matthias Wächter wrote:

>> 3. The warning dialog and the Relocate dialog might be swapped in order,
>> so the warning is presented before the harmless-looking Relocate dialog.

> But that would freak people out, wouldn't it? I mean a warning before
> anything else?
Which is the whole point if we want to prevent 'beginners' from
inadvertently using the relocate command.

Perhaps another way of discouraging the use of the relocate command is
to degrade it -- by default -- to the second sub-menu (if that is
implemented later)

>> The message box I would expect would be something like the following,
>> with better English of course:
>>
>> ====================================
>> = TortoiseSVN - Relocate Warning
>> ====================================
>> *ATTENTION:* The Relocate command is only used if the URL of the
>> repository root has changed due to a server IP address change, protocol
>> change (f.e., http:// to https://) or a change of the repository root
>> path in the server setup.\n
>> *This is a very infrequently used operation* and applies neither if you
>> want to move to another Subversion repository nor if you want to switch
>> to another branch or directory *within the same repository*.\n
>> To move to another Subversion repository, perform a clean checkout from
>> the new repository location.\n
>> To associate your working copy with another branch or another directory
>> within the same repository, use the Switch command below or from the
>> main menu.\n
>> \n
>> An inadequately used Relocate command *will corrupt your working copy!*
>> If you are unsure whether Relocate is the correct operation, it probably
>> is not and you should consult *Help* below.
>>
>> [Relocate] [Switch] [Cancel] [Help]
>> ===================================
>>
>> What do you think?
Perfect wording if you ask me. IMHO the Switch button will add to the
confusion here, how about ending the dialog with 'Do you *really* want
to relocate?
[Yes] *[No]* [Help]

(No being the default).

> Good idea. I'll change the dialog. But not today anymore ;)
And it was only 10pm when you wrote that mail ;-)

> Stefan

Regards,

Jean-Marc

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