Externals User Interface
From: Brian St Jacques <bjacques_at_shinpoly.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:52:22 -0700 (PDT)
I was wondering if I can request improvements to the TortoiseSVN user interface, specifically for externals, and if this would be the appropriate place to make such a request? If not, I would appreciate anyone who could point me in the right direction.
Here is why I ask:
My work environment makes heavy use of externals, almost always at the file level. My core set of source code gets built on several different platforms, and also has many variant builds on each platform for specific purposes. Without getting in to a philosophical discussion of why this is or how it might be changed, I will just say that the externals property works well for my needs.
I would love to see the following additions:
Drag and Drop Support -
Icon Overlays -
Committing an External -
Externals Dialog -
2) It is nice that the URL entry has a browse button, but it can behave in different ways. If you have a Repository path in the URL box you will open up the Repo Browser to that location. If the URL box is empty, you will get a dialog for the local computer with no way to go through the Repo Browser.
3) It is not clear to me if you can do this or not, but most of the time I would like to pull the HEAD revision and peg the external to whatever that my be. A little "Peg to this revision" checkbox right next to the "HEAD revision" radio button would be a beautiful thing!
I realize these are open source tools and that (in theory, at least) it would be possible for me to tweak these things. But I'm sure it would be a million times faster and better if someone who was familiar with the project did the tweaking! And I would be more than willing to contribute to the party fund ;)
If you have made it this far and have advice for me to pursue my cause, please feel free contact me!
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