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Re: Request for Enhancement: Shorten paths in progress dialog

From: Dominik Herrmann <d.herrmann_at_exoneon.de>
Date: 2006-03-27 15:22:04 CEST

Stefan Küng wrote:
> On 3/27/06, Dominik Herrmann <d.herrmann@exoneon.de> wrote:
>>I am a frequent user of TSVN and have a feature request:
>>If I use SVN update, SVN commit, ... the progress dialog shows up. It
>>displays all the files being processed. So far so good.
>>The only problem is that in Windows paths tend to get rather long
>>(C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Projects\Customer A\Project
>>1\path\to\file.pl). So I have have to increase the width of this window
>>manually every time in order to see the filenames.
>>This problem will be resolved if the pathnames were shortened in a
>>"smart" way like that:
>>C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Projects\Customer A\Project
>>It would be grat if you could integrate this feature in a future version
>>of TSVN.
> No, sorry.
> The progress dialog is showing the full paths for a reason! That's the
> dialog where you can check which files/folders got
> modified/changed/.... If you just had shortened paths, you coulnd't be
> sure which paths really got modified - a shortened path is not unique.

Yes, that's right for sure. I have seen this "smart shorten" behaviour
in other tools and quite often it is implemented in an even more
flexible manner: If you enlargened the progress window the paths would
be re-rendered to make use of the additional space. So, you would still
be able to view the full paths if you resized the window just wide enough.

Nevertheless, I fear, that this "flexible smart shorten" feature will
not be implemented easily in the progress dialog. The file list can grow
quite long for large projects.

Best regards,

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Received on Mon Mar 27 15:28:22 2006

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