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Re: BUG: Wrong merge range

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 09:27:10 +0200

phahn wrote:
> On Sep 24, 7:19 pm, Stefan Küng <tortoise..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> We had this discussion before, and the majority of our users wanted the
>> merge to work like it works now.
>
> Ok, if the majority want's this I can't help it, but I think there
> should be a clear hint in the GUI that this is handled different from
> the cmdline client in TSVN. I use TSVN and SVN for quite some time now

Should we also mention that it works differently than (huge list of
applications which use number ranges as inputs) ?

We could however mention that it works the same way as e.g. the print
dialog when you specify pages to print from a document.

> and would think of me as a pro developer but got traped by this and
> found no clear hint that this is a "feature". So I would question if
> this is clear to every user.

You're assuming that people are familiar with the command line client.
That assumption is completely wrong: most Windows users never ever even
tried the command line client and have no idea what an 'svn merge -r1:3'
would do.

> And to stress this again:
> Why is this behaviour not consistent? When choosing "Merge to

I've told you: we had this discussion before. Just search the mailing list.

Stefan

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