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Re: commit dialog has all files selected by default

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-03-21 16:59:17 CET

"Jesper Moller" <jesper@selskabet.org> wrote on 03/21/2005 10:25:07 AM:

> True, these options exist. The effect of automatically checking the
> unversioned resources is often a surprise, and sometimes a bother IMHO.
>
> Take into consideration:
>
> A) The command line behaves differently (ignores unversioned resources)
>
> B) The Eclipse CVS client specifically asks the user in a separate
dialog.
>
> C) TortoiseSVN has an option to show unversioned resources, and keeps
these
> unchecked by default (IIRC).
>
> D) I can see that people are falling into this trap regularly (at least
my
> colleagues are, even the smarter ones)
>
> I think the Principle of Least Surprise would instruct us to warn the
user,
> and ask, perhaps with an option to turn the warning off.
>
> Just my 2 Ýre (= 0.02 krone)

Adriaan convinced me last week, and I just checked in a change to this,
this AM. There is now a new preference to control how this works, and by
default it will not select unversioned resources. So you would have to
turn the preference on if you wanted them selected by default.

Mark

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