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User-friendly message

From: Michael Schmitt <schmitt_at_TI.Uni-Trier.DE>
Date: 2003-06-20 11:32:15 CEST


I tested svn 0.24.2 today. Unfortunately, the error messages are still

  me@here:~/Platform> svn commit overview.php
  Sending overview.php
  svn: Transaction is out of date
  svn: Commit failed (details follow):
  svn: out of date: `/Platform/overview.php' in txn `170'
  svn: Your commit message was left in a temporary file:
  svn: '/home/me/Platform/svn-commit.2.tmp'

Why doesn't SVN state something like this:

  me@here:~/Platform> svn commit overview.php
  Failure: `/Platform/overview.php' has been modified in the repository.
  Please update your working copy with `svn update /Platform/overview.php`.
  Your commit message was left in '/home/me/Platform/svn-commit.2.tmp'

The current message is too long, misleading, and contains redundancy.
Common users should not have to bother about the internal repository
structure, so terms like "transaction", "txn 170" do not make much sense
here. (Of course, this is just my personal opinion)

Kind regards,


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Received on Fri Jun 20 16:37:53 2003

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