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Re: Decorator for SVN Conflict

From: Brock Janiczak <brockj_eclipse_at_ihug.com.au>
Date: 2005-03-04 23:59:21 CET

Mark Phippard wrote:

>Currently, we are using the same icon for a Subversion conflict that is
>used by the Synch view for a conflict. Since these are not the same
>thing, this is probably not a good idea. So I think we should use a new
>icon for the Subversion conflicts. I am open to suggestions but I have
>two proposals attached.
>I think the best option is the warning icon. If you look at the current
>icons we provide for Edit Conflict and Mark Resolved, they both involve
>this icon, so it is natural fit. The only real negative is that is the
>same decorator that JDT and many other tools use for their warnings. So
>you can get decorator overload of seeing the same decorator.
>The other option is the one that CVS provides. Their help says it is for
>a merge conflict, but makes it sound like you would rarely if ever see it.
> It also is not very distinctive and doesn't convey any sense of urgency
>that the icon probably ought to be conveying.
>So I vote for the warning icon, but will wait to hear what you think.

I prefer the merge conflict icon (the stange grey blob). The main
reason for not going with the warnign icon is because it would look
quite odd to have the same overlay twice in the same image. That, and i
have trained myself to ignore the warning icons in some projects :)
If JDT didn't put warning overlays on the files i would have gone for
the warning one.

Either way, i don't really care since i tend to make sure i am up to
date before updating and manually merge any changes required.
Received on Sat Mar 5 09:59:21 2005

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