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Re: Re: Merge dialog

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-19 12:53:39 CEST

On 10/19/07, 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.

A setting is something you set once, then forget about it.
This is definitely not a setting: each merge is different.

> > 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.

But they still *see* the page - if something would be completely
wrong, they might notice it even though they just click on "next".

> > 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
> 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.

One click on "Back" and you're there. That's hard?

> 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 ;-)

Don't forget that in tab-mode, you would see both the revrange and the
treemerge pages - which one will get used? Don't say you want a
checkbox to choose between those two...


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