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

From: <webpost_at_tigris.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 12:41:00 -0700 (PDT)

> > 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.

I agree, there are probably a lot more users using those protocols. But on using the GUI you except a different behaviour. Users that use one the protocols above still have to *type* the other location of their repository. In my opinion the repository browser doesn't make sense for them also and they are better off to directly type in the new location URI in the checkout dialog box.

For users working with repositories on the local file system or with repositories that are on a server but that are mapped thei to a Windows drive letter, it would be much more easier and familiar to get the open folder dialog when clicking on the "..."-Button.

> 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).

But this is somehow not what users expect normally, as I can see on many people in my organization and myself.

Sounds tough, but in my opinion the repository browser dialog is useless in this context and should be excluded!

So if someone wants to navigate to a URI, I suppose she/he will type that in prior to using the repository browser.


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Received on 2009-04-18 21:58:59 CEST

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