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RE: Getting to 1.0 - a comparison of features with TortoiseSVN

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2004-11-08 15:21:55 CET

"Ian Brockbank" <Ian.Brockbank@wolfsonmicro.com> wrote on 11/08/2004
05:02:13 AM:

> What an excellent list. I only have a few extras which bother me on a
> regular basis:
>
> - It would be nice for the commit dialog to be modeless (if Eclipse
> allows
> this). I frequently want to refer to the changes I made when writing
> the
> commit comment.

It seems like the Synch view might make this easier? Also, if the commit
dialog contained the list of files being committed, as Tortoise does,
would that help? Or did you need to be able to access the content of the
source?

> - It would be nice to have the new revision printed at the end of the
> commit
> output in the console (similar to the command line) - at present it's
> not
> clear when the operation has finished.

I agree this would be nice. I also struggle with that.

> - It would be nice to have the option of bringing the console to the
> front
> after all operations, not just errors.

Agreed.

> One thing which doesn't appear in the list at all is handling of
> svn:externals.
> I know technically this is just a property like any other, but it has
> quite a
> fundamental effect on behaviour. It would be nice to
>
> - see when a directory is due to an svn:external
> - add an external by browsing the repository and then do an svn update
> to
> get it checked out
> - see externals in the repository browser (as links, or something)

I do not use Externals, but these sound good. Perhaps a special folder
decorator for externals? I am not sure about some of the other stuff. I
would have to say that these sound like post 1.0 features.

Mark

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