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

From: Jan Normann Nielsen <lists_at_dubbekarl.dk>
Date: 2005-09-07 14:55:18 CEST

Simon Large wrote:

> 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).

That would be a lot better, especially if the cancel button went back to
the commit dialog with all its previous checked/unchecked files and log
message intact (solves Rainer's problem, I guess).

I would still prefer if there was no popup at all. I don't see the need
for me to have the message shown every time I commit - it just wastes my
time having to press the Ok button. I need the dialog to disappear if I
want to, either by a setting or by moving the info within the commit
dialog. Is it not possible to add the changed externals files in the
file list and not being able to check them for commit? The popup could
then show if a user tried to check one of the files. The "text status"
column could just show "externals" or something.

Best wishes,
Jan

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Received on Wed Sep 7 14:57:11 2005

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