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Re: Feature: Exclude floppy drives from removeable drives...

From: Thomas Hruska <thruska_at_cubiclesoft.com>
Date: 2006-07-27 21:18:25 CEST

Stefan Küng wrote:
> Thomas Hruska wrote:
>> I'm not aware of any modern computers that put floppy drives on any
>> other volume than A: and B:. It would be nice to have an additional
>> checkbox to "Exclude floppy drives" when adding "Removable Drives" to
>> the listing of volume types that TortoiseSVN monitors.
> Most new PCs don't even have floppy drives anymore. So why not just
> wait? :)
> Seriously: do you want to ignore A: and B: all the time even if
> removable drives are not ignored or what exactly is your feature request?
> Stefan

Well, my relatively new'ish PC has a floppy drive (it is a 3GHz PC - not
cream-o-the-crop anymore but still nice). I checked the "Removable
Drives" checkbox and now every time I open "My Computer" or Explorer or
an Open/Save dialog, the drive spins up. Since I don't ever plan on
using the floppy drive for TSVN, it would be nice if TSVN could be set
to ignore the A: and B: drives (not that anyone has a B: drive anymore).
  So, essentially, the dialog would look like:

[ ] Removable drives
     [ ] Exclude floppy drives

Second option initially greyed out. Then if I check "Removable Drives"
the option "Exclude floppy drives" becomes available (ungreyed). If
that option is checked, TSVN then excludes A: and B:.

This approach is 100% backwards-compatible with previous versions of
TSVN. If you don't care about that, then more appropriate wording might
be "Include floppy drives" and use the inverse logic. Positive
inclusion is more user-friendly (i.e. more easily comprehended) than
negative exclusion. In this case, saying "Include floppy drives" is
more understandable than "Exclude floppy drives".

Thomas Hruska
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