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Re: Adding Multiple Files To Ignore List At Once In Commit Dialog

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-11-28 11:04:50 CET

Stuart Celarier wrote:
> Simon wrote:
>>That's not a good thing to put in the commit dialog because it changes
>>the list of items to commit. Not only do you get rid of ignored files,
>>you also have to add parent folders to the list, otherwise the ignore
>>pattern will not be committed. It *might* be possible to do something
>>like this in the 'check for modifications' dialog.
> I can see why this would not be a good thing from an implementation
> perspective, because it would require a change in logic.
> But I don't see why this would not be a good thing from the user's
> perspective. If marking an item as "ignore" in the commit dialog would
> change the list of items to commit, then go ahead and change the list of
> items to commit. Please pardon my ignorance, but what would the
> fundamental problem be for the user to update the list of items that
> appears in a dialog based on actions taken on the list? Nothing is
> committed until OK is selected on the dialog, so why wouldn't it be a
> good thing to be able to update the list at any time up to that point?

I must have had the wrong head fitted when I answered that one. You can
already ignore single items from within the commit dialog (which I did
not know), but you can't ignore multiple items in one hit, as you can
from explorer.

And of course you can refresh the list - I always forget this one too -
simply by hitting F5. Maybe there should be a button for that, as there
is in some (but not all) of the other windows.

> (BTW, the observed behavior is at odds with the TSVN help file, section
> 5.11, paragraph 3 which says there is no submenu. I have no idea why
> "Ignore <n> items" submenu is necessary. It is the only action that can
> be performed at "Add to ignore list", so can't we do away with the
> extraneous mouse clicks?)

It certainly makes sense to do what you say, but I'm not sure how easy
to is to vary the menu depth on the fly.


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