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Re: TortoiseSVN Notification: remove svn admin dirs (steveking)

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: 2007-09-21 14:51:44 CEST

On 21/09/2007, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/21/07, Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn@googlemail.com> wrote:
> > On 21/09/2007, Alexander Klenin <klenin@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On 9/21/07, TortoiseSVN <issues@tortoisesvn.tigris.org> wrote:
> > > > While I certainly don't want to add another context menu entry for a feature which is rarely used, there might be other ways to do that. Which means it will be a 'hidden' feature for those who don't read the docs, but it will be available.
> > > >
> > > > Idea: when exporting a working copy with the right-drag handler, we could check whether the user exports to the same working copy (e.g., exporting c:\working_copy to c:\working_copy). Instead of just aborting or actually doing the export (which won't do anything really), we could ask whether the user wants to make the working copy unversioned, and then remove all admin dirs.
> > >
> > > You can also slightly extend normal Export dialog, adding at least
> > > explanation of that feature to a text at the top, and perhaps also
> > > 'unversion' button which will just do it automatically.
> >
> > I think that is a better idea. Add an 'Unversion this working copy'
> > button to the export dialog is less hidden and a more obvious UI. I
> > don't like the idea of exporting to the same folder - a clever idea,
> > but not good UI IMHO.
> >
> > Also, when someone askes how to unversion, we always point them to the
> > export dialog anyway. The instructions stay the same, it just makes it
> > easier when they get there.
>
> first of all: add your comments to the issue!
> The issue tracker was set up so that anyone can register and *add*
> comments (but not create new issues) for exactly that reason.

I certainly can, but I thought we tried to have the discussion on the
mailing list and update the tracker when we have agreed on something.

> second: have you seen the export "dialog"? It's not a real dialog but
> the default windows folder browser.

Hmm. Not so good, although I never liked that browser much anyway. How
much work to do a real dialog instead?

Simon

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