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Re: Comparing adding and deleting files (usability issue)

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 18:29:14 +0200

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



> Uli
> 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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