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Re: Dialog titles

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 14:26:09 +0200

On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 10:55, Lübbe Onken
<luebbe.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
>
> Just to throw in my 2 cent about path shortening. Are we talking about
> URL/path to the repository in all cases? Because some dialogs (e.g. the log
> dialog) show the local working copy path in the title. This should be
> consistent IMHO and I vote for the repository URL/path and not the local
> path.

We've handled this like this:
if the dialog is started from the working copy, then the local path is used
otherwise the url is used (e.g. in the repo browser).

I don't want to change this. And it doesn't really matter for this
thread because that's a different issue.

> How important is the repository URL in the title? It would be cool, if the
> repository URL (or at least the protocol) could be removed from the title
> bar. I think I would not need the repository URL, because the path inside
> the repository is what I'm working with and these are usually distinctive
> enough between projects. Opinions?
> Examples:
> Full Title:
> "https://tortoisesvn.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/contrib/other/translation-status
> - Update - TortoiseSVN"
> No protocol:
> "tortoisesvn.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/contrib/other/translation-status -
> Update - TortoiseSVN"
> Just path: "trunk/contrib/other/translation-status - Update - TortoiseSVN"
> Shortened path: "trunk/.../translation-status - Update - TortoiseSVN"
> Picking the first and last part of a path for shortening as in my example
> above may not be sufficient if we think about:
> "https://tortoisesvn.googlecode.com/svn/branches/1.6.x/contrib/other/translation-status"
> "https://tortoisesvn.googlecode.com/svn/branches/1.7.x/contrib/other/translation-status"
> which would both become
> "branches/.../translation-status"

There will alway be situations where the shortened url is not
sufficient. It's shortened, which means there is information removed,
which in turn means it can not be enough in all situations.
Dropping the host name is not an option: try two projects on Google
code, both with /trunk/src.

Stefan

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