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Bug 58578

Summary: VCS suggestions: small changes, big improvements
Product: obsolete Reporter: bmelloni <bmelloni>
Component: vcscoreAssignee: issues@obsolete <issues>
Status: NEW ---    
Severity: blocker    
Priority: P3    
Version: 4.x   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
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).