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Re: Open Folder Dialog doesn't appear all the time

From: Jean-Marc van Leerdam <j.m.van.leerdam_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 07:21:07 +0200

Hi Roman,

2009/4/14 Roman Käppeler <rkaeppeler_at_web.de>:
> Hi all,
>
> in the "Checkout"-DialogBox of TortoiseSVN there is a button to select a
> folder for the "URL of respository".
>
> Unfortunately, if you click on the "..."-Button it doesn't always show
> the "Open Folder"-Dialog.

And that is good, since there are probably a lot more users using the
svn:, http: or https: protocol than there are users using the file:
protocol. And only the file: protocol needs the Open Folder dialog.

> If the Textfield beside this button already
> has a valid URL (e.g. file:////a/b/c) from a previous checkout, you
> won't see the DialogBox unless you delete as many characters that the
> URL isn't valid anymore. If there is a valid URL in the Textfield, e.g.
> from a previous checkout, the "Repository-Browser"-Dialog will appear
> instead of the "Open Folder"-Dialog.
>

And that is a good think IMHO. You can still switch to another
repository from that dialog as well, even those accessed via file:.

> If the textfield for "URL of repository" is empty, the "..."-Button is
> also disabled, which isn't good and should also be changed. This Button
> should ALWAYS be enabled to select a folder.

Maybe, but I think it is better to first decide on the protocol you
want to use, and then activate the '...' button as soon as a
reasonable default can be guessed (which is how it works at the moment
IIRC).

-- 
Regards,
Jean-Marc
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