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Re: [TSVN] Re: Patch: Doesn't appy changes/Usability issues

From: Oliver Dungey <oliver.dungey_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-10-10 13:59:58 CEST

On 10/10/05, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/10/05, Oliver Dungey <oliver.dungey@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 10/10/05, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > Sorry, I have now found the problem at last:
> > > >
> > > > In single pane view the 'Save' button does not get enabled i.e.
> trivial
> > fix
> > >
> > > did you look at the code?
> > No, sorry.
> >
> > > do you know why 'save' is disabled in single pane view?
> > No
> >
> > > why do you know it's trivial to 'fix' this?
> > I don't, I 'assumed' that it would be a simple button enablement fix.
> Then please say so (that you're assuming something).
> Ok, explanation:
> in single pane view, editing isn't allowed, as is saving. The reason
> is that in single pane view, you can't really see the result, you only
> see the difference between two files, not the resulting file. Allowing
> editing in that view could lead to completely messed up files, because
> you can't really see what you're doing.
> That's why we won't enable saving in single pane view - ever.

Understood, makes complete sense but in the case of a simple merge that is
completed automatically, the user is not necessarily interested in what the
completed output file looks like, They may wish just to see what has been
added and removed and then click save. As a new user I could not understand
why the 'save' operation is not enabled in the single pane view as I was
assuming that the single/double pane view was just an viewing option in the
way the user sees the data, not in the actual functionality. I am just
trying to express some of the features I have enjoyed from other similar
applications, feel free to discard.

Received on Mon Oct 10 14:00:48 2005

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