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RFC: Revert folder behaviour change

From: Lübbe Onken <l.onken_at_rac.de>
Date: 2006-09-27 10:15:14 CEST

Hi Folks,

This bug (aka PEBKAC) has hit me more than once. If I select "revert" on a
folder, everything is checked by default. I then have to uncheck the things
that I don't want to revert manually. If I forget to uncheck something that
I don't want reverted and hit OK, irrecoverable damage is done.

Since revert is IMO the potentially most destructive command in TSVN, I
request that the default behaviour in revert is to have everything
unchecked. This requests one more click (select all) if I really want to
revert everything, but it prevents me from accidentally reverting something
due to an oversight.

It's also the triple nested reverse logic that bites me. I have to *Uncheck*
the items that I do *not want* to *undo*. Now let that soak in :-)

IMHO its easier on the mind to *check* (look mum, no *un* :-)) the things
that I *want* (look mum, no *not*) to *undo*.

In short: "Have you ever reverted something because you forgot to uncheck it
in the revert dialog and destroyed a weeks worth of work"?

What do others think?

- Lübbe

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