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Branch/tag/copy terminology

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: 2007-09-19 23:44:18 CEST

Hi all,

This has only just occurred to me although it has been the same since
forever. The Branch/tag entry in our context menu doesn't make sense
for a file (in normal VCS terms a branch or tag is something you can
checkout. Just because SVN implements branches as copies doesn't mean
it makes sense to refer to a file copy as a branch as well). 'Copy'
would be a better word for the file context menu. For the folder
context menu, we could use 'Branch/Tag/Copy' which would avoid the
occasional question we get about 'how do I make a copy?', although it
would make the context menu entry longer.

This applies to the main explorer menus and the log dialog menus.

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