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Re: Re: Merge dialog

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: 2007-10-19 12:46:14 CEST

On 19/10/2007, Alexander Klenin <klenin@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/19/07, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Sorry, but that's not reasonable. Tabs are useful for e.g., settings
> > and options. But *not* in this case.
> But this IS settings and options for merge command.
> > 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).
> Most users will simply click on "Next" and NOT check
> settings any more after first two or three times using the wizard.
> > 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

I suppose I argued exactly the same point earlier on in the thread. I
have to agre with Stefan here - this is a dangerous option.

> Sorry, but it that sense the wizard is even worse, since it makes
> harder to get back and
> check some setting if you start having doubts on the last tab.

No, there is always the 'Back' button. Of course using 'Back' must not
change anything back to default, so when you hit 'Next' you get the
same settings you entered last time.

> Please understand that the requirements for users who merge once a week are
> seriously different from those who merge many times a day.
> All I ask for is an option, you can totally hide tabs in wizard mode.
> I know the options are bad, but this one is really important to me ;-)

Hidden registry setting?


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