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RE: Why not hide .SVN dir on windows?

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2003-05-22 20:14:47 CEST

> From: Branko Cibej [mailto:brane@xbc.nu]
> Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2003 8:02 PM

> dimentiy@dimentiy.info wrote:
> >>I think hiding the meta data is a good thing
> >>
> >>
> >
> >I'm absolutely sure with this.
> >
> Arguments, please. Personal taste doesn't matter here; usability does.
> Will hiding the .svn directories cause problems for users? If not, why not?

-0 on hiding the .svn directories. At least as long as we set the
read-only flag. I just did set the hidden flag on the .svn dir and
turned off the viewing of hidden files. Surely it disappeared from my
view. Then, I decided to get rid of that working copy, and hit Delete
on the folder. The user is then presented with:

  "The file 'dir-prop-base' is a read-only file. Are you sure you want to delete it?"

  [Yes] [Yes to All] [No] [Cancel]

To be presented with something the user doesn't have any knowledge about,
and since it is hidden, cannot easily figure out, seems like a bad idea.


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Received on Thu May 22 20:15:39 2003

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