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Re: [TSVN] Very annoying dialog box that interrupts my work

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-09-07 12:46:22 CEST

Jan Normann Nielsen wrote:
> Hey guys
>
> In my WC, there are always externals folders with changed files in them,
> changes I seldom need to commit. Whenever I commit my WC, the commit
> dialog opens, and I start typing my log message. After a 5-10 seconds,
> the dialog is filled with changed file details and a dialog pop ups with
> the following message:
>
> "There are changes inside one or more directories which yhou have
> included with svn:externals.
> Those files are *not* listed for commit. You need to commit those files
> separately."
>
> First of all, I'm interrupted in writing the log message since I have to
> press the OK button (or the space key which will be typed eventually as
> I'm typing the log messages -- sometimes my eyes are not on the screen)
> to get rid of the dialog. This is very annoying, so my suggestion is a
> way to get rid of this message, or at least the popup dialog. Yes, I'm
> aware of the fact that I need to commit the files separately, but I
> don't need to be reminded of it *every* time I commit which is many
> times each day. So I suggest one or more of the following:
>
> 1) Don't use a popup, write it somewhere in the dialog.

Hard to do this in a way which is easily visible, and gives a proper
explanation.

> 2) An option to disable the warning in the settings.
> 3) "Never show this dialog again" checkbox in the dialog.

If you have (3) you need (2) as well, otherwise there is no way to
restore the warning, so I would not bother with (3).

How about:

4) Display the popup after the user presses [ OK ] (maybe with an option
to cancel).

Simon

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