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Re: [TSVN] Error message text when connection fails.

From: Peter McNab <mcnab_p_at_melbpc.org.au>
Date: 2005-10-31 16:03:10 CET

Stefan Küng wrote:

> Peter McNab wrote:
>> When an operation fails such as a update and error messages get
>> displayed the term PROPFIND is probably meaningless to many users.
>> I know it will mean something to those steeped in svn communications.
>> Consequently I was wondering if text describing the *user's* the last
>> action was used to replace PROPFIND.
>> So "Error: PROPFIND request failed on '/svn/tortoisesvn/trunk' "
>> would perhaps read
>> Error: Update request failed on '/svn/tortoisesvn/trunk'
>> Similarly
>> Error: PROPFIND of '/svn/tortoisesvn/trunk': could not connect to
>> server (http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org) Error: Update of
>> '/svn/tortoisesvn/trunk': could not connect to server
>> (http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org)
>> I don't know if other codes other than PROPFIND which might benefit
>> by substitution into user language.
> Wrong mailing list: the error messages are generated by the Subversion
> library, not TSVN.
> Stefan
No, I'm talking about TSVN intercepting the messages and doing the
translation, in keeping with it being a GUI client, so it reports things
in user language, not internal communications speak.
This isn't a please do it type request, it's more a suggestion to
humanize the interface some more.


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