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Re: Changelist UI

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 21:35:44 +0100

On 07/04/2008, Tobias Schäfer <tobiasschaefer_at_gmx.de> wrote:
> On Monday 31 March 2008 19:31:33 Simon Large wrote:
> > On 30/03/2008, Alexander Klenin <klenin_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 9:38 PM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > > > > Within cfm it seems that (no changelist) is always listed first,
> > > > > followed by the user changelists. Looks like they are sorted in
> > > > > case-sensitive alphabetical order. It seems more logical to me to
> > > > > give user lists highest priority, then (no changelist) and lastly
> > > > > the ignore-on-commit changelist, if the Windows API allows you to
> > > > > set the order.
> > > >
> > > > changed the order in r12488.
> > >
> > > This is minor, but I am not so sure it is a good change.
> > > For example, I typically use changelists as a kind of "stash" feature,
> > > when I move unfinished, not-ready-to-commit-yet changes in a separate
> > > changelists to untangle them from the current work.
> > > In this case, it is better to show files without changelists first.
> > > No idea how common my usage pattern will be, though.
> >
> > Not sure about this one.
> >
> > Another point is that if you use changelists a lot then your proposal
> > would ensure that anything you forgot to add to a changelist appears
> > right at the top where you will notice it. But that is similar to
> > saying that unversioned files should come first in the commit dialog
> > so you don't forget to add them, so that is no guide either.
> >
> > I think we should wait until we get some feedback from RC1 when that
> > comes out.
>
>
> I agree with Alexander. I would like to see files without changelists at the
> top.
> I use changelists to stack unfinished work. If a modified file is appended
> to the end of the list the chance that it will be overseen increases.
>
> Btw, I think showing unversioned files at the top is a good idea. Those
> files should either be "SVN added" or "SVN ignored" so it might be
> helpfull to show them at the top of the list until the user has decided
> what to do with them.
>
> I don't mind waiting for RC1 before we change this. Let's hope we get so me
> more feedback.

You won't want to hear this, but this sounds like a candidate for a
checkbox in the settings dialog. Not sure whether both (no changelist)
and unversioned files should be handled by the same setting.

Simon

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