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Re: Sparse checkout. Confusing default items selection.

From: Ben Fritz <fritzophrenic_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 09:04:12 -0500

On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 6:26 AM, Sergey Azarkevich <azarkevich_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Default items selection for sparse checkout looks confusing for me.
> Default checkout depth is 'Fully recursive', but when I click 'Choose items'
> I see selection as for 'Only this item'
> Then. Perform fully recursive checkout. Open 'Update to revision...' dialog.
> Click 'Choose items' and ... now all items selected.
> Propose next behavior:
> 'Choose items' dialog should reflect 'Update depth' combobox selection:
> 'Fully Recursive' -> all items selected
> 'Immediate children ...', 'Only file children', 'Only this item' -> selected
> only necessary items.
> 'Custom depth' -> use last selection
> 'Working Copy' -> reflect working copy depth
> 'Exclude' -> ? currently it is impossible deselect root item. Is it bug of
> feature ?
> Well, if such behavior hard to implement, then may be it is possible return
> default selection as in 1.7 - fully recursive?
> Thanks in advance.

I REALLY like this idea; especially, I like the idea of "working copy"
being reflected in the sparse checkout dialog. Right now, when I want
to pull in a folder not already in my sparse checkout, I need to
recreate the entire checkout again. It would be wonderful, if the
dialog were already populated with my current sparse checkout
selections, so that I could just tweak it rather than recreate it from


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