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Re: Bug report: don't display changelog by default after installation

From: Andrew Sayers <andrew-subversion.org_at_pileofstuff.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 21:50:03 +0000

Stefan Kueng wrote:
> Guys, guys, we're talking about the installer here (you know: the thing
> you run once every few months).
> The default to show the changelog will be kept for very good reasons: a
> changelog is important, users must know what has changed. They can
> choose to ingore that information if they want, but then they also have
> to live with the consequences.

I can see the logic of this for upgrades/reinstalls, but not for a fresh
install. It adds no value for a user to be told about how TSVN used to
behave before they started using it, and a changelog is particularly
hostile to newbies, because it assumes knowledge of all the features
they've yet to learn.

Similarly, I agree that this discussion is going a bit bikeshed for
upgrades and reinstalls, but not for fresh installs - making newbies
feel stupid is a serious issue.

So, how about only enabling the changelog when HKCU\Software\TortoiseSVN
exists in the registry?

        - Andrew


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