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Re: Folder Creation Confirmation Enhancement

From: B Smith-Mannschott <bsmith.occs_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 20:57:52 +0100

On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 7:28 PM, Stefan Kueng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> Bob Archer wrote:
> > A second thought as I said I don't think I've ever checked out to an
> > existing directory… perhaps the dialog should be flipped.
> >
> >
> >
> > "You are checking out to an existing directory, are you sure?"
> >
> >
> >
> > For most people under normal use (creating a new dir during checkout)
> > they will only see the dialog during exceptional times.
>
> If the existing directory is empty, then no warning is shown.
> However, if the existing directory is *not empty*, then TSVN will show a
> warning first, asking whether to *really* checkout into that directory.
>
> Considering all this, maybe we really should just remove the warning
> dialog for non-existing directories?

Yes, please! Confirm before checking out into a non-empty directory. Don't
bother the user if the directory exists but is empty. Create the directory
without confirmation if it does not exist.

The current situation is bad UI. I've had users (who have gotten so used to
dismissing the dialog out of hand) check out *into* their desktop and then
commit the entire contents of their desktop on next commit, having added
everything that wasn't tracked since you can do that so conveniently from
the commit window.

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