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Re: relocate menu entry

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: 2007-10-29 23:00:14 CET

On 29/10/2007, Nathan Kidd <nathan-svn@spicycrypto.ca> wrote:
> Stefan Küng wrote:
> > I was thinking about moving the 'relocate' context menu entry to the
> > extended menu (visible with shift-right-click).
> > Because relocating is something that most users never have to do, and
> > those who have will do that maybe once or twice.
> >
> > What do you guys think?
> It makes sense, although I have some reservations (see below).
> On the one hand, from my svn admin perspective, I think this makes
> sense: It unclutters the submenu somewhat, and on the several occasions
> that people here have needed a relocate I sent an email with explicit
> instructions on exactly what to do. IOW, people don't go randomly using
> the relocate command, it is a well-controlled thing.
> On the other hand, for the stand-alone/small-team user without a
> specific admin telling him what to do, having that option hidden unless
> you know the magic shift-click, may be troublesome.

Well someone in the small team has to know at least a bit about admin
to set it up in the first place. But it might be more troublesome if a
well-known public svn repository changes URL for whatever reason. Then
the users out there would all be acting independently.

> Would a "Working Copy Administration" (okay, wordy name) submenu, with
> "SVN Cleanup" and "SVN Relocate" be better?

Maybe one day when the menus are completely restructured. But cleanup
gets used a lot more than relocate.


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