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Re: Re: Merge dialog

From: Alexander Klenin <klenin_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-19 03:37:37 CEST

On 10/19/07, Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn@googlemail.com> wrote:
>On 2007-10-18, Stefan Küng wrote:
>> I thought of maybe implementing a wizard style dialog which guides the
>> user through the necessary steps. But I hit a wall here: what shall we
>> ask the user on the first page?
>> Having a wizard sounds like a good idea to reduce the complexity of the UI.

I agree that clutter should be reduced.
However, I think wizard interface is not the answer, as it forces
some unnecessary and arbitrary decision order.
In particular, I strongly dislike an idea that each time user requests a merge,
he must answer some question *before* he can proceed.
I perform about a dozen merges daily at work, it would certainly be
very annoying.

How about tabs control?
As a first step, current 'From+To', 'Target' and 'Merge settings' group boxes
can be converted to a separate tabs. I think this is cheap and easy start.
After that, we can deliberate on further improvements at leisure. ;-)

See my thoughts on that in a separate e-mail.

Alexander S. Klenin
Insight Experts Ltd.
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Received on Fri Oct 19 03:37:43 2007

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