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RE: [TSVN] Re: Merge dialog, second attempt

From: Hughes, Bill <Bill.Hughes_at_cox.co.uk>
Date: 2005-01-25 18:04:55 CET

SteveKing wrote:
> Simon Large wrote:
>
>> The new dialog overcomes much of the earlier To/From confusion. The
>> other issue is the use of (N-1) for revision ranges, which novice
>> users (like me) find non-intuitive. One method which might help is
>> to add _another_ button close to the 'Use "From:" URL' checkbox
>> which is only enabled when that box is checked, whose function is to
>> allow selection of the revision range exactly as Stefan did in the
>> previous attempt. If I click on this button and select revs 2457 -
>> 2468 and click OK, "From:" is set to 2456 and "To:" is set to 2468.
>> I am not sure what title to give this button. Maybe 'Select revision
>> range'. Or maybe 'OneClick - tortoisesvn.tigris.org and you're
>> done'. But I admit it could be confusing having this as well as the
>> two 'show log' buttons.
>
> With all the talk about the (N-1) revision numbers I think
> most of you
> forgot that Subversion allows not only revision _numbers_ but also
> revision _dates_! And the same rule applies to the dates.
> So _if_ we're going to do something about the (N-1), we also
> have to do
> the same with the dates entered (or, for that matter, if
> someone enters
> COMMITTED as the revision).
>
> Now I'm sitting back and watch you guys find a solution for that... ;)
Nasty, that's what that is, nasty!

It's like someone poking an ant hill when they ants start to calm down :-)
Hmm, then we also may need BRANCHED_DATE to know when the branch was
created?
Doh! We know the branch creation date and the trunk revision which was
branched from the earliest date/revision(-1) on the branch... maybe I should
go home, yes, that's a good idea, I've got a graphics card to install and a
joystick to try out. Much more productive, goodnight.
Bill

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