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Re: Inconsistent GUI behavior for Revert.

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2007-03-06 23:04:02 CET

Fitzgerald, Joe wrote:
> Within Windows Explorer, when you right click a file then select
> TortoiseSVN|Revert the revert takes place immediately.

No it doesn't. There is another dialog which lists files which will be
reverted, even if there is only one.

> Within the “Enter Log Message” dialog box in the commit process, when
> you right click a file then select Revert, a warning message came up
> “Are you sure you want to revert 1 items(s)? You will lose all changes
> since the last update”.

That's because there is no need to show the list dialog - the commit
dialog is already a list - so an intermediate warning is needed.

> One of my newer users was burned by this because he reverted via the
> first method I described but did not understand that he would lose all
> his changes. Please consider adding the warning box to both revert
> selection paths.

Generally, adding extra 'are you sure?', 'no, are you really, really
sure' dialogs is counter productive because people get used to them and
always click OK anyway.


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