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Re: [TSVN] TortoiseSVN looses comments when commit fails.

From: Thomas Hruska <thruska_at_cubiclesoft.com>
Date: 2005-10-04 22:28:07 CEST

Peter McNab wrote:
> Stefan Küng wrote:
>> Now comes the really hard part: you actually have to look at the
>> commit dialog!
>> 7. Click on the combobox between the edit box where you entered the
>> log message before and the file list at the bottom.
>> 8. See and be astonished!
> 9 Not see and be admonished! :-)
> Seeing this comes up regularly, would it help if the last commit message
> was on display in the combobox when the commit dialog opened?
> Peter

No. If a commit fails, TSVN should save the comment and automatically
load the dialog with the same comment when the user goes to commit
again. There is a minimum 90% probability they will do the same thing


Yes...and the user should have to push a button labeled something like
"Insert" to actually insert the text. Right now the combo box is
responding to an OnChange() event (or equivalent) and inserting the text
at the last known position...but that may not be where I wanted it to
go...so maybe there should be two buttons: "Copy to clipboard" (or just
"Copy") and "Insert" (or "Auto Insert"). I'd have to see the UI
positioning of the buttons to determine the exact wording.


Both except the MRU is blank because the dialog is already loaded with
the last text used.

Also, the combo box is in the wrong position. Most users expect MRUs
like this one to appear above the text box the MRU refers to. Software
developers can handle shifts like that because we are used to awkward
environments, but I view TSVN as eventually being a tool used by the
average Microsoft Word document user to track their changes.

Thomas Hruska
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