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Re: [TSVN] how should the UI look like

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-04-10 02:03:17 CEST

>> I do not think Stealing Locks should be this easy. Let the user know it
>> locked and point them to the unlock option to break the lock. At least
>> the first release. I would just like to see the feature in use for a
>> before we go crazy on the UI. Keep it simple and see what comes of it.
>Maybe people won't use this new feature if they have problems with it?

I think it is going to cause a lot more problems to arm a bunch of idiots
with the ability to easily steal each others locks. If the user does not
understand locks enough to know that they can use unlock to break the other
person's lock, then they probably shouldn't be stealing locks to begin
with. I am not against providing a UI to accomplish this, I just do not
think it should be right in front of you to the point that you just check a
box that you do not understand and cause unintended consequences.

What is worse, a confused user that has to ask someone in their group for
help because they can't get a lock, or a confused user that causes changes
to be lossed in an unmergeable file because they stole a lock?


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