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Re: 1.5 beta: Change list feature

From: Ian Anderson <i.tsvn_at_operation-sensory-overload.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 12:18:50 -0400

Stefan Küng wrote:
> Hautzenroeder, Brenna M wrote:
>> I've been playing around with the beta (and alpha) version of 1.5.0,
>> and I must say, I like the new features a lot! However, the new
>> change lists feature seems a bit odd to me; here's why:
>> 1) I expected that the change list option would have been added to the
>> normal TortoiseSVN context menu, not the commit dialog. I can sort of
>> see the reason for this since it is tightly coupled with commits;
>> however, the change list feature now seems limited in its flexibility
>> (i.e. I can't add file(s) to a particular change list in the middle of
>> a major edit without invoking the commit dialog - which seems
>> counterintuitive).
> You can also use the 'check for modifications' dialog. There you can
> also activate 'show unmodified' to get a list of all files.
> The main reason why it's not added to the explorer context menu: to get
> a list of all changelists (so you can 'add' files to an existing
> changelist) requires crawling the whole working copy - way too much to
> do just to show a context menu. The menu could even time out (i.e., the
> explorer would abandon showing the menu if it takes too long).

Would it be practical to cache the list of changelists so that crawling
the whole WC isn't necessary?

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