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RE: [TSVN] Request: double-click on "Missing" files in commit window invokes registered editor

From: Peter Mounce <petermounce_at_iml.co.uk>
Date: 2005-03-09 12:53:43 CET

> -----Original Message-----
> From: SteveKing [mailto:steveking@gmx.ch]
> Peter Mounce wrote:
> > I just tried to commit a directory that had a file _not_ in
> it, listed
> > correctly as missing in the commit dialog. I double-clicked on it
> > (since I didn't remember what it was), and this attempted
> to invokemy
> > merge app, but with only the one file as an argument. Because the
> > thing to compare the base to is missing, quite rightly.
> As of revision 2792, diffing against a missing file isn't
> possible anymore.

Ah - it's moot, then. Does the user get a message saying why what he might
have expected to happen, didn't?

> > In situations like this, would it be possible to get TSVN to invoke
> > the registered application
> I don't like that idea. Doubleclicking in the commit dialog
> usually starts TortoiseMerge, which is very fast. But opening
> a file with the default application can be very slow!
> Sometimes, simple "text" files are associated with a big IDE
> which takes a long time to start up.

The app could be defined by the settings recorded in the same sort of
dialogue that is invoked by the "advanced..." buttons on each of the
settings in the diff/merge options dialog.

Additionally, it's common for slow-loading apps to have a splash-screen -
thus the user is at least not left wondering if TSVN is being slow - he can
see it's the IDE or whatever. Usually.

I'm not really advocating this change; it's a bit of a rare edge case to
cater for...
Peter Mounce
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