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Re: Suggestion: "Checkout" from the repo browser should honor the currently-active revision

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-11 21:19:23 CEST

Eric Hanchrow wrote:
> This is a bit tricky to explain.
> I ran the repo browser, and got the log of a directory named
> "absentee".
> I found a revision I was interested in, and right-clicked and chose
> "Browse Repository".
> That brought up the repo browser, with a button in the upper-right
> showing the number of the revision that I chose, and the browser was
> showing the repository as of that revision. Very nice.
> I expanded the "absentee" directory, and right-clicked on a
> subdirectory (which, I happen to know, is no longer present in HEAD).
> I chose "Checkout" from the context menu.
> Now, here's the (rather minor) problem: the "Checkout" window that
> appeared had two radio buttons, labeled "HEAD revision" and
> "Revision"; the second button of course had an edit control where I
> could enter any revision I wanted. I didn't notice those buttons
> originally, but I know now that the "HEAD" button was selected.
> Because I didn't notice that, after filling in the "Checkout
> directory" field, I simply clicked "OK" -- and immediately saw an
> error that says, quite reasonably, "URL
> 'svn://blah/blah/blah/absentee/my-subdir' doesn't exist".
> My suggestion is: the Checkout window should have selected the
> "Revision" button, and filled in the field with the number of the
> revision that I'd selected in the repo browser. That way I could have
> blindly clicked OK and the checkout would have worked.

Can you please file an issue for this?


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