View File Status: provide status relative to repository root

Issue #55 resolved
Steve Borho
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Currently "View File Status" shows only files relative to the directory where it was invoked.

This maybe fine for people coming from other revision control system (like SVN).

A hg user would expect to get a list of all files relative to the repository's root directory, regardless in which sub-directory "View File Status" was invoked.

I suggest an additional checkbox "root" at the bottom of the status window (where the other checkboxes are located) which enables/disables showing files relative to repository root directory.

The standard setting for this checkbox should be configurable in "Setting/Global". Which setting is used as default (i.e. after fresh installation) is ot be discussed. I would prefer to have "root" enabled.

Comments (9)

  1. Steve Borho reporter

    This will be a key point to be addressed in 0.8. All dialogs should have consistent behavior with regards to their cwd context. I think we will end up using a scheme similar to the one described here.

  2. Steve Borho reporter

    ID: 1855495

    Add Files Dialog automatically checks unchecked files

    1) Create New Folder 2) Touch (create empty) 5 files . a) 1 Add Me.txt . b) 2 Add Me.txt . c) 3 Don't Add Me.txt . d) 4 Add Me.txt . e) 5 Don't Add Me.txt 3) Create Hg Repo 4)Add files 1, 2, and 4 5)Observe after clicking "Yes" on confirmation dialog files 3 and 5 are checked.

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