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Suggestion : add to subversion menu

From: Carl Perfect <name.is.carl_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 11:15:32 -0700 (PDT)


I love tortoiseSvn : stable, fast, elegant.
After years of use, I got a suggestion :)

Why not helping the end user to quickly add the current folder to subversion ?

At the moment, when I want to add a project (ie the folder I'm working in) to subversion, I have to :
   - go to *another* folder and create a subversion repository (if not done already)
   - go back to my folder
   - Right click and select checkout (choose the local repository I just created)
   - go to the repository browser
   - create a new folder in the repository (with rep folder = my current folder name 100% of the time)
   - close the repository browser window and get back to my checkout window
   - append the newly created folder to the repository url
   - remove the folder name that has been added automatically to my checkout local path
   - click Ok
   - confirm that I want to check out the empty new folder to my folder which is not empty
   - and here we go, ready to commit !

I understand that this is the basic svn process, but I think that tortoisesvn could offer a more streamlined solution.

Why not adding a "Add to subversion" menu item below Checkout doing all the steps mentioned above (including the checkout of course :)

That way, one click, boom, ready to commit !

The current folder would be added to a default subversion repository created automatically once and for all in My documents/Subversion or %USERDATA%/Subversion.

The layout for the newly created folder in subversion could be the standard and loved trunk/tags/branches.
An extra step can be added to ask the user the name of the new repository folder (with the current folder name as the default).

I'm not sure about the label "Add to Subversion". From a user point of view, we didn't add any file yet - just created a folder. The adding will be carried you afterwards by the user :)
So maybe "Start with subversion" or "create a repository" are better prospects...

What do you think ?

By the way, good luck with tortoiseSvn 1.7. I'm looking forward to playing with the new rep format :)



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Received on 2011-08-27 22:41:20 CEST

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