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"Relocate" needs less scary alerts and error messages

From: Hedley Finger <hfinger_at_handholding.com.au>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 11:22:45 +1000

I just installed one of those multiport front panels on my computer with
card readers, FireWire, USB, SATA, etc. This moved H:\MyRepo to N:\MyRepo.

Of course, when I tried to SVN Commit, an error message reported that
the repository was missing.

After right-clicking around on my working copy (= local copy of files
that actually get worked on, right?) I finally right-clicked on the repo
root and got SVN Relocate to finally show up on the context menu. The
dialogue showed H:\MyRepo as the current location and I dutifully typed
N:\MyRepo as the new location. But then an error message said that the
working copy would be copied over the repo and I would
destroy/overwrite/cause Armageddon if I proceeded.

So I cancelled out, backed up my working copy, and THEN did the
relocate. Of course, everything went okay, and commit finally worked.

But the error messages gave me a moment of real terror. It is not the
working copy that is/has been relocated from the client's point of view,
but the repository. And, of course, in this case the repository HAD moved.

Has anybody else experienced this near-death situation? Perhaps the
messages in the dialogues need to be modified to be more user friendly
and state the real situation, and the help needs a bit more detail.


Hedley Finger
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