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Re: TortoiseSVN on thedailywtf.com

From: Joseph Galbraith <galb_at_vandyke.com>
Date: 2006-05-18 16:18:42 CEST

Lübbe Onken wrote:
> Stefan Küng wrote:
>> On 5/18/06, Lübbe Onken <l.onken@rac.de> wrote:
>>> The latest nightly still uses YES/NO. Wouldn't OK/CANCEL be the
>>> better choice?
>> Not the way I changed the text. It's a YES/NO question now, so
>> OK/CANCEL would be 'wrong'. But of course, we can change the text to
>> something even better. Suggestions?
> By the way, we could change the text of the relocate warning, since it now
> only shows up when someone tries to shoot himself in the foot.
> I suggest something shorter than currently. Something like this:
> Caption: Relocate inside the same repository detected
> ------
> You are trying to _relocate_ your working copy _inside the same repository_

Since we are sure this is what is happening, how about:

"It appears you may be attempting to relocate your working copy
inside the same repository"

Since relocate is a potentially lengthly operation any how,
how hard would it be to query the proposed new path and check
if it is the same repository (isn't their a UUID we can check?)

> From %s [1]
> To %s [1]
> This is normally done by a _switch_ operation.
> A relocate is only needed if the if the protocol or the server name or ip
> changes
> (e.g. http:// to https:// or http://svn.myserver.com/ to
> http://svn.yourserver.com).
> An inadequately used relocate *will corrupt your working copy!*

I think 'inadequately' isn't quite the correct word here.
I think a better word choice would be:

"Improper use of relocate *will corrupt your working copy!*"

> Now that you've read and hopefully understoiod the above:

And I would omit this sentence-- the users may be stupid, but
we don't need to let them know that we know they are.

> Do you really want to relocate?
> [Yes] [NO] [Help[2]]

Just out of curiosity, how hard would it be to make the

[Relocate] [Switch] [Help]

And allow the user to turn it into a switch command
right here on this dialog? (I know you'd probably
have to do a custom dialog instead of using a message



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