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Re: "svn move" broken?

From: Michael Wood <mwood_at_its.uct.ac.za>
Date: 2003-06-05 16:36:35 CEST

On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 08:21:14AM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Michael Schmitt <schmitt@TI.Uni-Trier.DE> writes:
> > Deleting subdir1
> > svn: Transaction is out of date
> > svn: Commit failed (details follow):
> > svn: out of date: `/project/subdir1' in txn `xp'
> > svn: Your commit message was left in a temporary file:
> > svn: '/home/TI3/schmitt/project/svn-commit.tmp'
> >
> > First of all, this message is absolutely confusing. Please, please
> > change it to make it more suitable for dummy users like me!
> What would be less confusing?
> "Sorry, you attempted to commit '/project/subdir1', but failed,
> because it is out-of-date."
> Is it the word "transaction" that is confusing?
> Because otherwise, the message already says that
> 1) the commit failed
> 2) /project/subdir1 was out-of-date

Perhaps something like "/project/subdir1 was out-of-date. Try svn up
/project/subdir1" would be slightly less confusing? It's not
immediately obvious to a new user what "blah is out of date" means and
what to do about it. e.g. "Why would it be out of date? I just
committed it a moment ago!"

Michael Wood <mwood@its.uct.ac.za>
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