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Re: Couple of conceptual issues

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 19:53:07 +0200

kfsone wrote:
> We have a team of people with various RCS backgrounds - CVS, Git, VSS,
> TeamSuite, Perforce, etc.
>
> There's one issue which, more than any other, sets us floundering with
> TSVN.
>
> "Show Differences".
>
> I get that it's named for "svn diff", but for us this is /completely/
> the wrong terminology.
>
> In all of our experiences, our working local copy contains /changes/.
> The repository is god/king/master. Differences come from the
> repository.
>
> So we have a bunch of guys who continually fail to understand that
> "Show Differences" is checking the last pulled version for any /local
> modifications/ waiting to be saved, and so they miss the fact that
> there are changes waiting to be Updated in the repository.
>
> They're starting to get there but it begs the question: Why is there
> no easy way to do the second thing - to check the repository? Why is
> the only way to check the repository to do "Show [Local Changes]" and /
> then/ click "Check repository"? On an active, multi-developer project,
> that is one of /the/ most common tasks...
>
> I suspect the responses are going to be "well, install commit
> monitor". Stop and /really think/ about that :) "Someone's knocking at
> the front door, someone run out the back door, go round the house and
> see who it is".
>
> It seems like there's a clear need for a shortcut straight to "Check
> for Updates"?

Settings dialog->Dialogs 2->Contact Repository on startup

Stefan

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Received on 2008-10-15 19:53:26 CEST

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