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Re: Repobrowser - suggestion

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-08 21:40:28 CEST

Hans-Emil Skogh wrote:

> Now when the repo-browser is getting a major overhaul I’ll grab the
> opportunity and post a feature request that I have been thinking about
> for some time.
>
> A quite common usage pattern for me is to open the repo-browser from a
> suitable place on the working copy where I’m currently working. (You
> know, right-click a versioned folder and select “Repo-browser” from the
> TSVN-menu.)
>
> This will for example start the repo-browser pointed at trunk. Let’s now
> say that I would like to go to the tags-folder. I know that it’s right
> there beside the trunk, but I get no indication that it could be there.
>
> I would like to add some clickable item that indicates that the
> repo-browser haven’t fetched that particular directory from the server
> yet, and clicking it would trigger the fetch. This way it would be
> possible to more seamlessly navigate “upwards” in a
> repository-structure. Right now, clicking the parent-folder of “trunk”
> to fetch the “hidden” directories that are there is the only way to make
> them show, and this will collapse the structure that was visible under
> trunk…
>
> I would propose to add a new “closed folder” with a special icon to
> denote an unknown number of sub-directories. Clicking it would get the
> subdirs from the server if there are any and display them in its place.
> If there are no subdirs the phoney folder will simply vanish.
>
> I have attached a screenshot showing a master artists rendition of how
> this could look. **cough**

I don't like the idea of 'ghost' folders showing up in the tree view.
But what about fetching the data for folders which don't have the data
yet *without* collapsing them first?
I think it should be possible to catch the collapse request, check if we
already have the data of that folder and if not, deny the collapse but
fetch the data immediately.

Stefan

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