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Re: [TSVN] [Proposal] Small changes to ShowLog dialog

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-07-17 01:34:41 CEST

Simon Large wrote:
> Hi Stefan,
>
> Following yesterday's Merge dialog discussions I have been thinking
> about the ShowLog dialog. This is one of the central dialogs to TSVN and
> can be called from almost anywhere. However, we don't always make it
> clear where the dialog came from, nor whether the [OK] button will
> simply close the dialog or do something based on which revision you
> selected. This is a proposal to make things a bit clearer to the user.
>
> 1. Replace [OK] with 2 buttons:
> a) Close/Cancel, always enabled:
> Text is 'Close' if the dialog does not use the selected revision.
> Text is 'Cancel' if the dialog can select something, and is a way of
> ignoring that selection.
> b) OK, only enabled if the dialog can select something and a rev is
> actually selected.
>
> 2. Pass a title string which can be used to indicate what the dialog is
> for, eg. when called from the merge dialog instead of saying
> 'Log messages - C:\TortoiseSVN\src' it might say
> 'Select revision range - C:\TortoiseSVN\src'
>
> There is an obvious problem with point 1, namely lack of space. I did
> also wonder about replacing the 'Get all' and 'Next 100' buttons with
> something like what is used on the Thunderbird toolbar. A single button
> shows 'Next 100' and an arrow to the right of the button produces a
> drop-down context menu offering 'Next 100 messages', 'Next 100
> revisions', 'Get all', 'Phone your mother', etc. ie. the most common
> requirement is on the button face and related items are in the submenu.
>
> This is getting beyond the realm of small changes now ...
>
> What do you think?

No reponse yet. Should I add this to the issue tracker, or is it a bad idea?

Simon

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