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Re: RFC: Revert folder behaviour change

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2006-09-27 22:06:12 CEST

Stefan Küng wrote:
> Simon Large wrote:
>> On Wed Sep 27 9:15 , Lübbe Onken <l.onken@rac.de> sent:
>>> 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"?
>> I agree that revert is one of the most destructive commands in
>> Subversion, and I
>> would not object to this change at all, provided it is only for
>> folders. If I ask
>> to revert a single file you can assume that I mean what I say. For
>> multiple
>> selections I am not sure. I tend to be very careful with revert
>> anyway, just
>> because it is so easy to lose changes you really wanted to keep. But
>> that should
>> not be an excuse for less safe UI.
>> A similar negative logic exists in Settings->Look and feel where you
>> have to
>> *uncheck* the items that you *do* want to appear in the top level menu
>> (usually
>> only 3 or 4 items). Of course this one is not at all dangerous.

Which one? Revert or Settings or both?


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