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Re: Re: Merge dialog

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-19 12:20:56 CEST

On 10/19/07, Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn@googlemail.com> wrote:

> > Ok, how about a compromise then:
> >
> > Create a tabbed interface which by default works as a wizard, i.e.
> > forces user to visit each tab in order and displays only
> > 'Prev/Next/Finish/Cancel'
> > buttons at the bottom.
> > Then add 'Merge wizard' setting which, if disabled,. allows free switching
> > between pages and adds action buttons at the bottom, as they are now.
> That sounds reasonable from a user point of view.
> 4 tabs: merge type, url/revs, options, actions
> Button area underneath.

Sorry, but that's not reasonable. Tabs are useful for e.g., settings
and options. But *not* in this case.

You have to see *all* the tabs to make sure the settings are correct
for the merge. You can't just skip a tab (unless you like to do things
with your eyes closed).
Which means: the people who like to live dangerously will skip tabs
and risk a messed up merge (because they didn't set the params
correctly and couldn't even check them), all others will still click
on every tab to make sure the params are correct.
--> skipping tabs is bad
--> no tabs needed


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