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|Summary:||VCS suggestions: small changes, big improvements|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Exception Reporter:|
Description bmelloni 2005-05-04 15:02:16 UTC
VCS in Netbeans 4.0 is far superior to the past versions. But it could still use a few minor improvements. The following should take very little effort to implement and would make Netbeans VCS very user-friendly: A) Tiny changes: A.1) "Beep" when a dialog pops up in the middle of processing or at end of processing. Under some scenarios (i.e.: VPN) using the VCS can be slow and people just move on to the another task while it proceeds. It is annoying to come back and find that half the work in a 10-minute process was not done because a dialog was waiting for input, or even just not notice that a process finished 15 minutes ago. A.2) In diff, ignore .nbattrs files and CVS folders that were inherited from projects that were created with old versions of Netbeans. B) Small change: Move the dialogs to the beginning of the process. For example, when doing "Add and Commit" there is a dialog for comments halfway through the process, between the Add and Commit process. See A.1 for rationale. C) Medium change: When doing a (text) diff for a folder, don't show details. Just show the list of files that are different. Then allow to operate the "right click" CVS menu on the files in the list (i.e.: Add, Update, Commit, diff).