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Fwd: Copy (branch/tag) dialog: UI suggestion

From: Auke Jilderda <jilderda_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 21:55:57 +0200

(Accidentally forgot to copy the list on this post.)

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From: Auke Jilderda <jilderda_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2008/6/26
Subject: Re: Copy (branch/tag) dialog: UI suggestion
To: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>

2008/6/26 Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>:
>
> We designed the branch/tag dialog to be used exclusively for url targets.
> For WC->WC copies, we have the right-drag feature which is *much* better
> suited for that:
> http://tortoisesvn.net/most-forgotten-feature
>
> I think you should not tell your customers to use the branch/tag dialog for
> WC->WC copies at all. Even though it *can* be used for that too, we don't
> recommend it.
>
> If you still think the dialog needs to be redesigned, can you maybe provide
> some mockup to show us what you think it should look like?
>
> Stefan

Stefan,

that makes sense, thanks. Given that approach, I would still suggest to
redesign it but slightly different, keeping in mind your explanation:
First, I would still suggest to group the source URL and revision
together as they, together, identify what the user intends to copy.
Separating source from destination makes the dialog more clear and
intuitive.

Second, the "working copy" option is a bit confusing. It is needed to
enable tagging and branching from a mixed revision state but can be
(ab)used to copy from working copy (including local, uncommitted
changes) to server. Perhaps it would help to rename "working copy" to
"mixed revisions" and warn if there are local, uncommitted changes in
the working copy?

Auke

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