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Re: [TSVN] Cannot replace a directory from within

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-10-11 17:40:20 CEST

Matthias Wächter wrote:
> Sorry, another answer...

Don't be sorry ;)

> I think this message is ambiguous, and a beginner will not understand
> the difference between 'repository has moved, directory structure is the
> same' and 'directory structure has changed, repository is the same'.
>
> He will read this warning as being the correct operation after
> restructuring! I would if I weren't aware of the issue.
>
> The warning "if you use Relocate to direct your working copy to another
> repository or branch" doesn't seem to relate to a simple re-structuring.
> For the beginner Re-structuring doesn't mean Branching (even if that's
> precisely the same operation). The second sentence, "To associate your
> working copy with another branch," will not ring a bell either, because
> the same assumption is made a second time: What the user does is not
> considered a branching operation. So he will hit "OK" and be the winner
> of a journey to the desert.

Can you make a suggestion on how we should word this in a better way so
users can understand it?

Stefan

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