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TSVN 1.5.5 - UI glitches

From: <webpost_at_tigris.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 20:48:04 -0700 (PDT)


  Unfortunately I can't currently upgrade to the latest version of
  TSVN, but seeing the new release coming I'd like you to check if the
  things I noticed are fixed.

  Open the Checkout dialog from a folder context menu, then press the
  Tab button repeatedly to navigate through the controls. The
  "Checkout Depth" combobox comes after the Help button in the Tab
  Order. Expected: after the "Checkout directory"'s "..." button.

  Open the "Switch To Branch / Tag" dialog. The first control to have
  focus is the "Switch:" field containing the folder the dialog was
  called for. I'd prefer the "To URL" combobox to be in the focus by
  default, because very often I just want to select a recent folder by
  pressing the down arrow on the keyboard, whereas I see no use in
  having the current folder's name selected.

  In the "Merge" wizard on the "Merge revision range" page both "Show
  log" buttons have the same "&l" accelerator, therefore you can only
  access the top button by pressing Alt+L. Now do press the top button
  and take a look at the "Select revision range" Log window. Select a
  revision using the keyboard (e.g. Shift+Down). Despite the fact that
  the "OK" button is displayed as "default" and has the "&O"
  accelerator underlined, neither Enter nor Alt+O work in the dialog.

  Finally, two of the most annoying glitches of the Commit dialog.
  1) Open the Commit dialog with at least three modified files (the
  number is not really important, it's just for my illustration).
  Highlight the second file e.g. by clicking on it. Now hit F5 to
  refresh the list. You can still see the second line highlighted,
  don't you? Press Down arrow on the keyboard to move the highlight
  down (or even the Spacebar to uncheck the file). Expected: third
  file highlighted (file unchecked). Reality: first file highlighted
  (nothing changed).
  2) I often have a Commit dialog open while I work on the files to be
  committed, perhaps writing or correcting the log message as I work.
  One thing bit me a few times is that new files are not automatically
  added to the Commit file list when you switch to the dialog. What's
  worse, they have "checked" status by default, so you have to
  remember to refresh the list before committing, otherwise you may
  end up including unwanted files in the commit. I.e. in the dialog
  you see one file list, but actually a different list is committed,
  with all the previously unlisted versioned files "checked".
  That's a big UI problem, if you ask me. Granted, it can be too
  expensive for a huge WC to refresh the list when the dialog window
  gets activated, so you could make it an option for those not working
  with too big WCs. But in any case I think that when the user clicks
  "OK" there should at least be a warning that there are some files
  about to be committed not previously displayed in the dialog.

  PS: Thank you very much for the effort you put into TSVN. It's one
  of the most usable tools I know, and the attention to UI details is
  just something I wish I saw more. Great respect to you, guys.



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