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Re: Re: Merge dialog

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-19 10:02:57 CEST

On 10/19/07, Alexander Klenin <klenin@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Aehem: you *always* have to fill in the url and revisions for the
merge before you can proceed. Whether you enter them on one dialog or
two shouldn't really matter.

> I perform about a dozen merges daily at work, it would certainly be
> very annoying.

What kind of merges are those? Merges of trunk to your branch? Then
use the "Merge All" command.

> How about tabs control?

Yuck! Way too ugly.
And that doesn't help *guiding* the users.


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