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Re: [TSVN] Default Root directory Feature request

From: Ariel Arjona <beerfrick_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-09-04 00:14:37 CEST

On Fri, 03 Sep 2004 22:34:08 +0200, SteveKing <steveking@gmx.ch> wrote:
> Ariel Arjona wrote:
>
> > I totally feel for you Stefan. We users should make up our d*mn minds! ;)
> >
> > However, since using a GUI is all about making things easier, I think
>
> Easier, yes. But only if the feature doesn't lead to something
> unexpected or bad.
>
> > having it as an option would be quite nice. Something like:
> > [x] Create top folder in WC
>
> So what would you suggest to use as a foldername when you check out from
> e.g.
> http://svn.collab.net/repos/tortoisesvn/trunk
>
> maybe "trunk", maybe "tortoisesvn". Ok, in this case, we should probably
> use "tortoisesvn". But what about an url like this:
> http://myserver.com/repos/trunk/tortoisesvn
>
> Here, the layout is different.
>
> Oh, I see, we could just check for "trunk" and if found, _not_ use that
> but the parent folder of it. Works for english people and people who use
> the recommended names (like "trunk"). But other languages name "trunk"
> differently.
>
> So your suggestion doesn't work at all. That's one of the reasons why
> people complained before and I changed it to what it is now.

For cases where the name does not make sense for the case, (ie.
'trunk'), one could simply not click on the checkbox and happily use
current behavior. If one does in fact check the option, the created
dir name should be 'trunk' then.

Maybe if one wants to be fancy, one could have a "suggest name" button
to let tsvn come up with tortoisesvn_trunk or something similar.

As I mentioned, it would be an option, and not necessarily checked by
default. There's no need to discriminate one behavior for the other as
both can be useful. What's needed is to come up with a user interface
where the user can choose easily which one is more appropiate for his
needs at the moment.

Regards,
Ariel

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