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RE: Re: Export folder dialog

From: Gerald Britton <gerald.britton_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2011 13:27:25 -0800 (PST)

> On 08.12.2011 15:34, Gerald Britton wrote:
> > 1. Allow the user to navigate to the target directory _or_ type it in
> > manually
> That's already possible in the dialog.

> > 2. Create the target directory automatically, if it does not exist.
> Not a good idea: what if the user has a typo in the entered path?
> Creating that would be wrong. So the target has to exist.

This is just to make it consistent with the command line client. That's how the svn command behaves.

> > 3. By default, do not overwrite the contents if the target is not
> > empty, but... 4. Have a non-sticky option equivalent to the --force
> > cli option to allow the target to be overwritten
> >
> > Perhaps you can use a dialog that looks a bit like the checkout
> > dialog, where you can either type in a target directory or navigate
> > to it, with a non-sticky check-box for the --force option.
> I don't think that's really necessary. Since now with 1.7, there's only
> one single .svn directory. So exporting from a working copy is as easy
> as simply copying the working copy, then removing the one and only .svn
> folder.

true, but maybe not really obvious to new users.

> However if you want to export from a repository (using an url), the
> export dialog looks the same as the checkout dialog.

yes, quite nice!


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