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Re: [Suggestion] Vertically Align From/To URLs in Relocate Warning Dialog

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-31 14:48:58 CET

Nathan Kidd wrote:
> Hi,
> When you Relocate your WC you get a scary warning dialog telling you
> that you may kill something if you use the wrong URL. The From: and To:
> URLs are shown, but they're not vertically aligned, so it's more
> difficult to compare. It would be useful if they were vertically aligned.
> E.g. change
>> From: svn://example.com/yeoldrepo/trunk/project/data
>> To: svn://example.com/newrepo/trunk/project/data
> To
>> From: svn://example.com/yeoldrepo/trunk/project/data
>> To: svn://example.com/newrepo/trunk/project/data
> In our environment, and I suppose in most people's, the most common
> Relocate operation is to change the repo name or a short base path, but
> you *must* accurately preserve any deeper paths in the URL.

Done in revision 11198.

> P.S. On a separate,
> a-lot-of-work-for-small-gain-but-Make-it-near-impossible-to-shoot-yourself-in-the-foot
> train-of-thought (I should get an award for that), the whole relocate
> process could be made nearly fool-proof and a lot less scary for users
> by moving some of the checks the relocate (presumably) does to the
> dialog itself, and if everything checks out, say so and be less scary.
> E.g. Does To: URL exist? Is UUID same? Do same files/dirs exist in new
> URL? (More complex, needing to check new repo@ WC BASE )

The svn library already does some checks (at least in 1.5. In 1.4 or for
sure in 1.3 it did no checks at all).


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