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Re: New checkout behaviour intentional?

From: Benjamin Smith-Mannschott <bsmith.occs_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 06:48:38 +0200

On Sep 2, 2008, at 11:12, Math Random wrote:

> I noticed something odd today. When I use the browse function (...
> button) in the checkout dialog and select a folder, the checkut
> directory is changed. The name of the folder that the repository
> resides in is added to the end of the path in the checkout directory
> box.

Just to pile on, I noticed this change yesterday for the first time as
well. (I use mostly the command line, but many of my coworkers use
TortoiseSVN.) I think this change is a total *win*. It even seems
smart enough to find the project name above the trunk directory and
suggest that.

It always felt awkward explaining to "normal" people (i.e. non-
hackers), that they must create an empty folder and select it, or type
the name of a folder that doesn't exist onto the end of the presented
file path. This didn't exactly shout "good user interface".

The best fun is when people managed to "merge" their working copy with
their windows desktop folder on checkout. We even had one case where
the user then proceeded to commit the entire contents of said desktop,
including all the stuff that had not previoulsy been under version
control. Good times.

> That would never be my intention, but maybe my usage pattern is
> different that the average user? I have a folder called Acme that I
> want to be my working copy. I have folder Code\Repository that
> contains the repository. The new checkout dialog will make the working
> copy folder Acme\Repository which is never intended in this scenario.

? I for one, can't follow what you're trying to explain here. You
have a folder in your repository called "Repository"? Does it make a
difference to TortoiseSVN where your repository is located? Confused.

// Ben

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Received on 2008-09-04 06:48:56 CEST

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