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Re: Revert changes menu item in log dialog

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 08 Feb 2009 08:44:32 +0100

Simon Large wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Following some recent confusion on the users list I have realised that
> our menu entries 'Revert changes from this revision' and 'Revert to
> this revision' are possibly confusing due to using the term 'Revert'
> when subversion already uses it to mean something entirely different.
> The particular confusion was that to undo the effect of "Revert to
> this revision" you have to "Revert".
> The first one could be changed to "Undo changes in this revision", the
> second is a little harder. "Undo to this revision"? "Undo changes
> after this revision"?
> It is easy to expand the docs to explain what will happen, but the
> context menu needs to be clear in its meaning.
> Thoughts?

I remember having the exact same conversation, only in reverse. We've
once *had* the menu mention "Undo" instead of "Revert", and that
confused people too. Because they expected "Undo" to leave a clean wc
without local modifications.

Since the menu has been telling people "revert" for many years now, I
think we should leave it that way.


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