[darcs-users] [patch123] Name the separators in the hunk splittin... (and 1 more)

Isaac Dupree ml at isaac.cedarswampstudios.org
Fri Jan 22 00:28:35 UTC 2010


I'm fine with it.  unfortunately we've been using up the number of 
'newbies to hunk splitting' who are on the mailing list, to test new 
things on.  Unless we can go out and do more of that usability testing, 
we might as well release with what we've got and see what happens...

Eric Kow wrote:
> Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net> added the comment:
> 
> OK, here's an amendement taking some comments into account:
> - Petr/Max that centering is important
> - Isaac and Florent (in a way) that hints should not mislead
>   users into thinking the UI is limited to certain way
> - Petr that we could regroup the hints.
> - Ganesh that we could use a more unlikely split separator
>   (I'm doing it in a weak/simple way)
> 
> Perhaps if there are no strong objections, we should push this and maybe make
> further refinements on that?
> 
> Thanks for all the comments!
> 
> Eric
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Interactive hunk edit:
>  - Edit the section marked 'AFTER'
>  - Arbitrary editing is supported
>  - This will only affect the patch, not your working copy
>  - Hints:
>    - To split added text, delete the part you want to postpone
>    - To split removed text, copy back the part you want to retain
> 
> ========================== BEFORE (reference) ==========================
> rambling robot
> red rover
> ============================= AFTER (edit) =============================
> alliterative alligator
> amusing amoeba
> anecdotal antelope
> ============================= (edit above) =============================
> 
> 4 patches for repository http://darcs.net/releases/branch-2.4:
> 
> Tue Dec 29 01:26:13 GMT 2009  Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net>
>   * Name the separators in the hunk splitting interface.
> 
> Tue Dec 29 01:45:06 GMT 2009  Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net>
>   * Improve online help for hunk-splitting.
> 
> Wed Jan 20 21:51:01 GMT 2010  Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net>
>   * Simpler and more intuitive help text for hunk editor.
>   Note that we lead the user to only edit the second chunk of text;
>   but power users can still edit the first chunk if they like.
>   (Thanks to Petr Ročkai for suggestions on the text!)
> 
> Thu Jan 21 23:30:25 GMT 2010  Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net>
>   * Further refine the split UI text.
> 
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