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Re: Revert & Unversioned Files

From: Ian Anderson <i.tsvn_at_operation-sensory-overload.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 17:40:35 -0400

As a compromise between the two ideas, would it be possible to have a
"Show unversioned items" checkbox but have the unversioned items appear
disabled? That way you don't have to worry about the revert behaviour
but the information is still presented.

Alternatively, a note in the revert dialog that there are unversioned
files present might also clear up any confusion.

Robert Dailey wrote:
> I was more or less just curious about what you thought, Stefan. I'm
> mainly bringing this up because sometimes I see the modified overlay
> icon and I go to the Revert dialog and see no files listed. I guess this
> behavior in itself should be more than enough to tell you that there are
> unversioned files causing the overlay to change :)
>
> On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 12:11 PM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com
> <mailto:tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>> wrote:
>
> Robert Dailey wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > As you know, there's an option in TortoiseSVN to have unversioned
> files
> > or directories mark parent directories as "modified". However, when
> > doing going to "TortoiseSVN >> Revert" at a parent directory,
> > unversioned files do not appear. I would like to propose that
> there be a
> > "Show unversioned items" checkbox at the bottom of the revert dialog.
> > This way, I can view any unversioned files or directories causing my
> > overlays to show up as modified. Checking any unversioned items and
> > pressing OK results in them being deleted to the recycle bin.
> >
> > What do you think about this idea? I think there's an inconsistency
> > between "revert" and the option to enable parent directories to be
> > marked as modified when they contain unversioned items.
>
> I think this might lead to big confusions. To what state would an
> unversioned file get reverted to? User will be *very* surprised if those
> files are deleted (and very, very angry if they didn't expect that).
>
> So I think we shouldn't do that - but I'm only one dev here...
>
> Stefan
>
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