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Re: [Subclipse-users] 1.1.8 and icons

From: Mark Phippard <markp_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2006-11-02 23:01:11 CET

"Shug Boabby" <shug.boabby@gmail.com> wrote on 11/02/2006 03:34:52 PM:

> Version 1.1.8 had the following change in it "Rearrange items on SVN
> menu and remove all toolbar items except Checkout. (394)"
> After clicking on the bug item, I am completely astonished at this
> extreme action... this all came from somebody asking for key-bindings?
> And there was need for a patch to do this? And this somehow resulted
> in the removal of my most frequently used toolbar icons?
> What part of this request could not be accomplished by simply using
> the "keys" options of Eclipse and setting custom key bindings...
> personally I have replicated Emacs "C-x C-v C-v" style commands for
> SVN commits/updates since the 1.0 days!
> Why has this resulted in the icons being removed?? And how do I get
> those Icons back again on the toolbar? I only want buttons on that
> toolbar that I use frequently, which includes commits/updates but does
> *not* include checkouts (a rare event).
> My vote (and that is supported by everyone in my office and a handful
> of Eclipse/Subclipse users I know elsewhere) goes with reverting this
> inefficient change and getting the convenient icons back again for
> commits/updates, please!

First off, your post makes it sound like these toolbar options have been
there forever. The toolbar options were not even added until the
keybinding support was added which was 1.1.2. So the 1.0.x and earlier
streams have never had them.

The issue was that we never set out to add the toolbar items. The person
that implemened the keybinding support went through a lot of iterations of
the patch and getting it to work in all situations and the toolbar items
just kind of got added along the way. It turned out that adding them had
nothing to with getting the feature to work.

We removed them because the feature does not really scale. We cannot just
add all 22 of our Team menu options to the global toolbar, there is no
precedent to support this. We are trying to take our cues in some of
these UI areas from what the CVS developers have done, and they did not
choose to make any of their actions, except Checkout, available to the


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