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Re: BUG - button [...] does not browses the repository

From: paul bell <paul.bell_at_renesas.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 11:51:40 +0000 (UTC)

Stefan K√ľng <tortoisesvn <at> gmail.com> writes:

> Alessandro wrote:
> > I installed yesterday the 1.5.0, Build 13316.
> > Today I found that the button [...] in the "branch tag" and "merge"
> > dialogs, that should open the repository for browsing, opens a file
> > browser dialog.
> > The button is the one with three dots "..." near the URL pulldown
> > menu.
> > I think that the problem is generalized on all the buttons near such a
> > menu.
> The [...] buttons work correctly:
> if you have an URL filled in the corresponding edit box, the repository
> browser opens up. If the edit box is empty, the folder-browser dialog
> opens up so you can browse to a local repository.
> Stefan

I've just noticed this same "bug" and was about to report it. I'm glad I made
the effort to read this list first! I understand the behaviour now.

I think the problem that myself and the original poster saw was probably one of
expectation. The first time I came to use the merge dialog the edit field was
empty because I hadn't done a merge before (in 1.5 anyway). Consequently,
(although our repo is actually on a server) the empty edit field meant a "Folder
Browse" dialog came up and I couldn't actually use it to get the server URL.

No big deal as the URL can just be copied+pasted from e.g. the repo-browser and
from then on the button works as expected (because it now has a URL in the edit
field). Just on the first use that it might catch someone out (i.e. me!).

Paul Bell

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Received on 2008-07-23 14:29:49 CEST

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