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RE: [TSVN_U] Cannot replace a directory from within

From: BobF <rfreeze_at_charter.net>
Date: 2005-10-11 23:01:15 CEST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthias Wchter [mailto:matthias.waechter@tttech.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 3:59 PM
> To: users@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: [TSVN_U] Cannot replace a directory from within
>
> Stefan Kng schrieb:
> >> 2. Side note: If I were a beginner, I would consider
> "Relocate" to be
> >> the proper operation because "Switch" is not specific enough.
> >> "Relocate" is a very concrete word suggesting the expected
> operation
> >> but not required very frequently. "Switch" is a very
> general term that
> >> would not jump into my mind after re-structuring.
> >
> >
> > Well, TSVN keeps the names of the CL client. And that means that
> > 'switch' is used for restructuring, and 'relocate' for URL
> rewriting.
> > (the CL client even uses 'switch --relocate' for the
> relocate command).
>
> I know - but _that_ is the cause for the trouble with
> Relocate. With the
> CL client you usually not use --relocate until you know what
> it is for.
> In TSVN Relocate is on the same level as Switch but more
> expressive, so
> people use it and take a trip to the sahara if they think the warning
> doesn't apply to them.
>
> >> 3. The warning dialog and the Relocate dialog might be swapped in
> >> order, so the warning is presented before the harmless-looking
> >> Relocate dialog.
> >
> > But that would freak people out, wouldn't it? I mean a
> warning before
> > anything else?
>
> Of course - if you install spyware-payed "free" software, you
> expect a
> warning about this fact _before_ installation, not afterwards :-)
>
> I mean: Why not a warning before anything else? Relocating is
> required
> in very rare situations. The most repository location changes will
> affect smaller projects or business LAN server connections,
> so a fresh
> checkout may be the better approach for them instead of a Relocate.
>

You could always throw up the warning with the "Don't show me this warning
again" checkbox

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