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Re: Comparing adding and deleting files (usability issue)

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 18:27:42 +0200

I'm wondering, doesn't anyone consider that an issue, too? I'm slightly
confused by the utter lack of reaction to this...


Issue repeated for convenience:
> When adding a file, I first get a list with checkboxes which only has a
> single entry for the file I'm adding. This doesn't make much sense to me,
> as I explicitly selected that file for addition in the context menu of
> Explorer. It might make more sense when adding a directory that you can
> select which parts of the dir you want. Suggestion: in the case of a single
> file, skip this dialog. In the case of a directory, provide two "add"
> buttons, one for the whole dir and one where the user can pick the elements
> they want.
> Then, I have to click the "OK" button in that dialog. Hitting 'enter'
> doesn't work because it isn't the default button. Allowing 'enter' there
> would be nice.
> After that, I get another dialog that looks like the dialog of a commit or
> an update, i.e. as if there was some communication with the repository
> going on. However, this only confirms that some local changes were
> scheduled, it doesn't in any way change the repository. Actually, I find
> this a bit confusing, in particular because of the similarity with the log
> window you get when updating or committing. Again, I have to click the "OK"
> button or hit 'enter' to close the window.
> Now, for contrast, the behaviour when deleting something: I just
> click "Delete" in Explorer's context menu and if nothing unexpected happens
> (like deleting a dir with unversioned files inside) it just deletes the
> file. No dialog, no log to confirm, it just does what I told it. Lateron,
> when committing, I can still change my mind. This part is IMHO perfect and
> this is also how adding a file should be.

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