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RE: Feature request: tree view

From: Gleason, Todd <tgleason_at_impac.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 07:44:07 -0800

It might have an appearance similar to the one-pane tree view from TSVN
1.4, except you would only see the subset of files that the dialog box
would ordinarily display.

For most commits I do, this wouldn't be very helpful, but on occasion, I
think it might be nice to have this facility as something you could
toggle on/off--maybe a checkbox within the dialog itself, or a context
menu toggle within the file listing or in its header. Some users might
be clued in more obviously to the structure of their changes if they had
such a display.

A case that comes to mind recently was where one user inadvertently
committed changes to both the trunk and a branch in one commit, when she
only meant to commit the branch (she didn't know she had trunk files to
commit at all). People often ignore long paths presented in textual
form. Had the user seen things broken out graphically as separate
trees, maybe she would have aborted the operation.

--Todd

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon Large [mailto:simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 8:31 AM
> To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Feature request: tree view
>
> 2008/12/31 <zibetti_at_sisal.it>:
> > We work on a large project whose sources are spread in several
> directories.
> >
> > When we commit a large set of modifications or reintegrate a branch,
the
> long list of modified files in different directories is difficult to
read
> in the "commit" dialog box.
> > It would be helpful to enhance the "commit" dialog box with an
option to
> display the list of files in a "tree view" fashion with
> collapsable/expandable directories.
> > The same enhancement could be extended to all the similar dialog
boxes
> (e.g. "merge test", "update", ...).
> >
> > What do you think about this enhancement ?
>
> How would that be different from the view in Explorer?
>
> Simon
>
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