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Re: Tortoise SVN Ignore Usability

From: Thomas Eyde <thomas.eyde_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-06-22 10:51:22 CEST

On 6/22/06, Lübbe Onken <l.onken@rac.de> wrote:
> This could happen, when you add objects to version control for the first
> time.
> I have two ideas what we could do here.
> 1) Add the ignore contextmenu (ignore file / ignore extension) to the
> context menu of the add dialog. This would allow users to do the right
> thing, but wouldn't be obviously visible and would not allow to un-ignore
> objects (read undo mistakes) from within the dialog.
> My preferred solution:
> 2) Show the global ignore pattern below the list of files to add, allow
> users to add/remove patterns and to refresh the list. Store the ignore
> pattern automatically (or ask if it has been changed) on closing the dialog
> or add an explicit "store" button, allowing for temporary ignores when
> adding objects. Additionally show the current svn:ignore setting (but do not
> allow to change it??).

That would be great, but why not combine both? I could use the context
menu to add global ignore patterns, that would give a consistent way
to ignore files. Advanced users could play with the ignore patterns

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Received on Thu Jun 22 11:19:57 2006

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