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Pure luxury - create externals with drag&drop

From: Lübbe Onken <luebbe.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 10:11:32 +0100

Hi Folks,

it just came to my mind that people who have to create externals might
not always familiar with the syntax. It's not an everyday use case, but
what do you think of the idea to create externals with the right-drag

Currently we have all the "SVN move/copy/export" options there. I
suggest to add an "SVN create external reference" to this menu which
opens a small dialog. In this dialog you can select the target folder
name and the revision to which the external should be tagged. See
attached mock-up.

I assume that this would cover 90% of the externals that are defined
around the world :)

We could also allow to select whether it should be a relative or an
absolute reference, but my best guess would be to use an absolute URL
when it's a different repository and a relative URL when the external is
from the same repository. People who desire more can read the help
section on properties and do it themselves.

- Lübbe

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